What We Learned in Hearing Rooms

June 30, 2009

For those seeking insights into the challenges facing American healthcare and the complexities involved in health reform, last week’s hearings in various congressional committees and subcommittees provided a wealth of … Continued

On the Air in NC

June 30, 2009

I want to thank WPTF Radio of Raleigh, NC for inviting me on the air yesterday morning to discuss health reform.  It was a good opportunity to talk about the … Continued

The Problem With Polls — Part II

June 24, 2009

Earlier this week, I offered comments regarding a New York Times/CBS News poll that claimed 72 percent of Americans supported the creation of a government-run health plan.  I said that … Continued

Doctor’s Orders for Healthcare Reform

June 22, 2009

It’s a privilege to turn this blog over to a Healthcare Leadership Council member, Dr. Herb Pardes, the president and chief executive officer of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.  Dr. Pardes had … Continued

The Problem With Polls

June 22, 2009

Those who advocate government-run healthcare have seized upon a New York Times/CBS News poll published yesterday that shows 72 percent of Americans support the idea of a government health plan … Continued

The Daschle Example

June 18, 2009

There has probably been no more vocal advocate for the idea of creating a government-run health insurance plan to compete with private plans than former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.  … Continued

President Obama Revives The Medical Liability Debate

June 16, 2009

Even as action on medical liability reform continues to take place at the state level, there’s been a sense of resignation in Washington, DC of late that the issue would … Continued

A Busy Week for Health Reform

June 11, 2009

Some very interesting developments this week:   ·             Observers have been waiting to see where the influential American Medical Association would come down on some of the more controversial elements of … Continued

Understanding the Complexities of a Government Health Plan

June 9, 2009

I’ll be writing more on this later, but I wanted to note that Avalere Health, the highly respected firm that objectively analyzes public policies affecting healthcare, today released a report … Continued

A Harvard Economist’s Viewpoint on the Government Health Plan Issue

June 5, 2009

Greg Mankiw is a Harvard University economics professor who, in my opinion, writes one of the most interesting blogs on the Internet.  He has knack for getting right to the … Continued