Challenges in Serving the Newly Insured

April 27, 2010

An interesting, and troubling, piece ran recently in the Wall Street Journal.  The article highlighted one of the major shortcomings of the newly enacted health reform law.  This article, “Medical … Continued

HHS’s Full Plate

April 24, 2010

For anyone interested in the responsibilities bestowed upon the Department of Health and Human Services in the recently-passed health reform legislation, here they are in one handy 35 page, 7,600-plus word document.

A Sobering Report From The CMS Actuary

April 23, 2010

Rick Foster, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has issued his findings regarding the health reform legislation passed by Congress last month.  The main headline … Continued

Demonstrating Outreach in Delaware

April 20, 2010

I’m in Wilmington, Delaware today for a ceremony honoring three organizations that have made a tremendous difference helping uninsured Delawareans find affordable, accessible health insurance. Before I tell you more … Continued

A New Initiative in the War Against Diabetes

April 16, 2010

One of our nation’s greatest health threats is diabetes.  Over 25 million Americans have it, and another 57 million of us, or one of every four American adults, have pre-diabetic … Continued

The Workplace as a Battleground for Curbing Health Costs

April 14, 2010

This week, Johnson & Johnson’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Weldon added a new activity to his day—blogging.  He became a contributor, for the very first time as he … Continued

Health Reform And Medical Innovation

April 9, 2010

Throughout the recent health reform debate, policymakers spoke a great deal about coverage and access issues. There was also considerable attention paid to the challenge posed by rising healthcare costs. … Continued

Stopping The Scam Artists

April 7, 2010

It’s unfortunate, but sadly predictable, that the recent passage of health reform legislation would be seen as an opportunity by those who prey on the most vulnerable in our society. … Continued

More Concerns About Medicaid Expansion

April 2, 2010

There was an excellent article yesterday by Mike Lillis in the Washington Independent containing valuable data regarding the Medicaid expansion that is at the heart of the recently-passed health reform … Continued