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Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis




The inspiration for the following keynote address was drawn from an article authored by Professor Annas in 1995 which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.2 In that article, Professor Annas sought to explain the Clinton healthcare plan's failure by analyzing the power and importance of the healthcare reform metaphors used in promoting the plan. In his remarks here, Professor Annas extends his analysis of healthcare related metaphors to those common in current healthcare reform parlance, theorizing that current efforts at healthcare reform have been unsuccessful, in part, because the metaphors used fail to frame the issues involved in a way that the American people can identify with.

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