A Wise Withdrawal on Altering Medicare Part D

May 21, 2015

This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously – a rare event in these fractious political times – to send its 21st Century Cures legislation to the full … Continued

The Exciting Movement Toward “Person-Centered Care”

May 20, 2015

American healthcare is evolving in ways that are both beneficial and necessary.  With an imperative to move toward a healthcare system that offers both high quality and cost-efficiency, the answer … Continued

The Short-Term Thinking on Medicare That Can Cause Long-Term Problems

May 7, 2015

It was very encouraging, to say the least, when Republicans and Democrats in Congress worked together this spring to pass legislation bringing much-needed reform to the Medicare physician payment system.  … Continued

Why the Roe-Sanchez Bill Matters

May 6, 2015

Thanks to the healthcare industry’s success in containing per-capita Medicare cost increases, it’s easy to make the case that there’s no urgency to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  … Continued

Dr. Murthy’s Mission

May 1, 2015

Last week, Dr. Vivek Murthy, the new U.S. Surgeon General was officially sworn into office.  In his speech to the ceremony attendees, Dr. Murthy described his mission for a stronger … Continued