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MassHealth Dives into Accountable Care

[I wrote this commentary for the Spring Issue of Commonwealth Magazine to profile Massachusetts’ new move into accountable care organizations, an experiment that deserves watching.  Dr. William Seligman co-wrote with me.] IN A WILDLY uncertain national health care environment, something … Continue reading

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Exploring the next phase of U.S. health reform

[This article was published on the website of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health in connection with an executive training program — Preparing for What’s Next in U.S. Health Reform — that I’m running May 31-June 2.] by Lisa … Continue reading

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Vive la ACA Resistance!

[This commentary was published on the Commonwealth Magazine website last week.  If you are supportive of what the Affordable Care Act has achieved and want to help defend it — the time is NOW.  Please go to: http://protectmycare.org/ to learn how … Continue reading

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Reframing Prevention in the ACA Era

This article, “Reframing Prevention in the Era of Health Reform,” was co-authored by Dr. Howard Koh, Dr. Rahul Rajkumar, and me in the September 13 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association: The 2010 passage of the Affordable … Continue reading

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How Might Democrats Try to Expand and Improve the ACA in 2017?

[Below is a new commentary just released by the Milbank Quarterly on their website — to be published in their fall edition.] In 2017, if Democrats hold the White House and recapture a majority in the US Senate (control of … Continue reading

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The Art of the Non-Deal Deal

[This article on the demise of the proposed ballot initiative to address hospital price variation was just published in the new summer issue of Commonwealth Magazine.  I first wrote about this issue in an article the winter issue of Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Health Reform at 10 – A Surprising Look Back

April 12th is the 10th anniversary of the signing of Chapter 58, Massachusetts’ landmark universal health insurance law (An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care) that served as a key model for the federal Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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Trump’s Health Plan = 21 Million Uninsured, $270-500 Billion Budget Hole

On March 14, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a bipartisan federal budget watchdog group, released an economic analysis of the recent health proposals made by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.  Their key findings: “Donald Trump’s plan to … Continue reading

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Shorter Lives and Poorer Health on the Campaign Trail — An Idea

This article was published in the March 2016 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.  A related commentary from Stuart Butler of the Brookings Institute (formerly of the Heritage Foundation) follows:  For those desiring serious and compelling conversation on … Continue reading

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ACA’s Continuing Impact on Business

[This “sponsored content” article was published on bostonglobe.com on February 2nd.] Six years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, U.S. health care policy and the delivery of medical services continue to undergo unprecedented change. Rockland Trust’s “Talking Business … Continue reading

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