Health Reform: The Essentials

February 24, 2010

On the eve of the White House’s bipartisan health reform summit, the Healthcare Leadership Council has signed onto a full page ad, initiated by the Mayo Clinic, in Roll Call, … Continued

Breaking Out the Whipping Post

February 19, 2010

Yes, there’s a lot of understandable frustration in Washington, DC these days, and not just because of the horrendous post-blizzard rush hour traffic.  There’s a sense of desperation in the … Continued

Could Health Reform Exacerbate the Litigation Crisis?

February 17, 2010

One of the oft-cited goals of health reform is to ‘bend the cost curve’ on health spending.  On that point, a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal raises questions … Continued

Health Education Program Collides With Mobile Innovation

February 14, 2010

Expectant and new mothers now have access to a tool to help keep themselves and their babies healthy – free informational tips sent to their cell phones. Recently, the National … Continued

Health Reform and Cognitive Dissonance

February 10, 2010

I applaud President Obama’s good intentions in seeking to host a bipartisan health reform summit on February 25, bringing together congressional Democrats and Republicans to put ideas on the table … Continued

Missed Opportunities and the Mandate Dilemma

February 9, 2010

Recently, I had the opportunity to write a post for the esteemed website, Disruptive Women in Health Care.  I shared my concerns about the number of states – Virginia being … Continued

From Davos, Insights On Health Reform

February 5, 2010

Ron Williams, the chief executive officer of Aetna and a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council executive committee, is a co-chair of the prestigious Davos Economic Summit.  While in Davos, … Continued

Power Up The Paddles

February 2, 2010

Below is my commentary piece which was featured yesterday in Modern Healthcare Magazine: Political analysts and pundits have already begun conducting an autopsy on the Obama administration’s effort to reform America’s … Continued