A Case Study for Payment Reform

May 29, 2009

Daily journalism is an exercise of trying to fit an adequate amount of necessary information into a limited space or minimal time frame, whether it be print or electronic media … Continued

Sharing Views On Expanding Access And Health Delivery Reform

May 27, 2009

As I’ve mentioned before, the health reform process taking place right now differentiates itself from deliberations of the past through its openness and welcoming of diverse opinions.  Nowhere is that … Continued

Who’s Against Health Reform?

May 21, 2009

I received an interesting e-mail this morning – no, not offering me discounted luxury watches or the opportunity to move huge sums of money out of an African nation, but … Continued

The Personal Side of Health Information Technology

May 19, 2009

I’m very happy for my friend Billy Tauzin, the chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA).  He has declared himself in good health after his 2004 surgery … Continued

Biomedical Innovation and Health Reform

May 15, 2009

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by John C. Lechleiter, CEO of Eli Lilly & Company, is recommended reading.  He makes some important points about how health reform needs … Continued

Secretary Sebelius and the Medicare Trustees Report

May 13, 2009

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius got it exactly right when she responded to the new Medicare Trustees report showing that the hospital trust fund will run out of … Continued

The Wrong Reaction To The Right Action

May 11, 2009

Today, leaders from hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, medical device makers, physicians and organized labor met with President Obama and pledged to cut the health spending growth rate by 1.5 … Continued

What Medical Innovation Really Means

May 7, 2009

Those of use who are involved in health policy debates tend to use terms like “innovation” and  “medical miracles” so frequently that we often fail to spell out what those … Continued

A Centrist View on Health Reform

May 4, 2009

I think most people believe that health reform should be done on a bipartisan basis, that ideally it should bear the imprint of neither ideological extreme, but rather come from … Continued