“I’m Ready for Something to Change Here”

May 26, 2010

Further dispelling the misconception that health industry leaders are opposed to health reform, one of the nation’s most respected health insurance executives, Vicky Gregg, the CEO of Blue Cross Blue … Continued

One Nation, Overweight

May 19, 2010

One doesn’t think of CNBC as a diet and fitness television channel, but the fact that the network is airing a special, “One Nation, Overweight”, this week is an indicator … Continued

McKesson CEO on Next Steps in Health Reform

May 14, 2010

There are a couple of important facts often overlooked in the wake of congressional passage of health reform legislation.  One is that, over the next few years, approximately 30 million … Continued

Empowering Consumers to Protect Their Own Health

May 11, 2010

We’re witnessing more encouraging new developments in empowering consumers to protect their own health, and attack the chronic diseases that are the most potent cost drivers in the U.S. healthcare … Continued

Employer-Based Health Coverage and the Law of Unintended Consequences

May 7, 2010

Robert Jordan’s book, The Path of Daggers, has one of the best descriptions of the Law of Unintended Consequences.  He wrote, “Whether or not what you do has the effect … Continued

Physicians and Medicaid

May 3, 2010

One of the concerns about using Medicaid expansion, as is the case in the new health reform law, to reduce the nation’s uninsured population is the belief that many physicians … Continued