Part D and Healthcare’s Future

December 24, 2010

There’s just one week left in the open season for the Medicare Part D open season, the time in which beneficiaries can join a Part D plan or engage in … Continued

The Week’s Headlines and Underlying Realities

December 22, 2010

A couple of developments this week on Capitol Hill and in the federal executive branch warrant comment. On the legislative side, the U.S. Senate voted this week, by a bipartisan … Continued

Heart Disease: Good News and Disturbing Trends

December 16, 2010

A new study released this week offers the encouraging news that death rates from cardiovascular disease have declined 28 percent since the late 1990s.  That speaks well for the strides … Continued

“It’s Not Etched in Stone”

December 10, 2010

One of the great privileges I’ve had at the Healthcare Leadership Council has been the opportunity to work with Ron Williams, a member of HLC’s executive committee and chief executive … Continued

More From McAllen: Medicare, Private Insurers and Containing Costs

December 8, 2010

Last year, Atul Gawande wrote an article in The New Yorker that was probably quoted more often in the health reform debate than any other news item.  He looked at … Continued

Disruptive Women and Healthcare Innovation

December 6, 2010

I want to thank the Disruptive Women in Health Care blog and its creative leader, Robin Strongin of Amplify Public Affairs, for allowing me to be a part of series … Continued