Ted Marmor has studied the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The author and Professor Emeritus at Yale sees both good and bad with the new law.
"My overall view is simple. That it's a very confusing piece of legislation, not very well explained," he said.
"It perpetuates the cost and complexity of American medical care. But it makes some improvement in the availability of health insurance and the protection of some Americans from being devastated by expensive hospital stays and expensive pharmaceutical treatment."
Marmor will speak Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. at the University of Illinois Springfield. His visit is part of an open class held at Brookens Auditorium. It's free to the public.