Disruptive Women Launches First of its 2010 Breakfast Series

March 31, 2010

Yesterday, I had the honor of participating in Disruptive Women’s first 2010 breakfast series entitled Health Reform: US Patience (not a typo) Pay the Price.  To read a recap of … Continued

Charlie Rose Gets To The Point

March 30, 2010

One of the better analyses of the health reform process I’ve seen thus far comes from a conversation between Emmy-award winning interviewer Charlie Rose and Aetna CEO Ron Williams.  The … Continued

Healthways-Blue Zones Vitality City Quest

March 26, 2010

Last week, Healthways and Blue Zones, unveiled its Healthways-Blue Zones Vitality City Quest which is a community-wide initiative with one goal: creating healthier, happier and more productive citizens.  Healthways, a … Continued

The Privacy Scare Game

March 25, 2010

The op-ed piece by Deborah Peel, who heads the Coalition for Patient Privacy, that appeared in The Wall Street Journal this week received an inordinate amount of attention.  That’s because … Continued

Health Leaders Say Millions of Americans Will Benefit from More Accessible Health Coverage, But Reform Bill Leaves Work Remaining to Improve System, Contain Costs

March 22, 2010

Below is a HLC press statment issued today: WASHINGTON – An organization comprised of chief executives from all healthcare sectors said important progress was made today in extending health coverage … Continued

It’s Not Just Covering the Uninsured That Matters, It’s How You Do It

March 19, 2010

Previously in this space, I’ve mentioned the flaws in using expansion of the Medicaid program – a key provision in pending health reform legislation – as a prominent tool for … Continued

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Cover the Uninsured Week

March 18, 2010

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation deserves the nation’s thanks for so diligently spotlighting the difficulties faced by Americans without health insurance and reminding us how imperative it is to address … Continued

How Do Physicians Feel About Health Reform?

March 17, 2010

We all know that the American Medical Association has endorsed the health reform legislation currently awaiting votes in the U.S. House of Representatives.  It’s worth noting, though, a survey of … Continued

Has the Battle for Public Opinion Been Lost?

March 12, 2010

There’s an important op-ed piece in today’s Washington Post, written by two prominent Democratic pollsters, Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen, who did polling for Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, … Continued

When the Popular Thing Isn’t the Right Thing

March 9, 2010

In order to boost public support for its health reform push, the White House added a new wrinkle to the Senate-passed reform bill it has, by and large, embraced.  The … Continued