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A Bipartisan “What’s Next” for U.S. Health Reform

[This past week, I was one of the co-authors of a consensus policy paper on short-term steps that would stabilize the ACA health insurance marketplaces and address some other urgent health policy priorities such as reauthorization of the Childrens Health … Continue reading

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Why the Republican Repeal and Replace Plan Collapsed — and Cautions for Dems

[This commentary appeared on July 18 on the WBUR blog page called Cognoscenti.] As the nation considers the utter collapse of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), advanced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), … Continue reading

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Finding Health Reform Principles across Party Lines

[This op-ed appeared in today’s Wall Street Journal and was composed by 8 health care experts from across the right-left political divide: Sara Rosenbaum, Gail Wilensky, Ron Pollack, Lanhee Chen, John McDonough, Grace-Marie Turner, Stuart Butler and Joe Antos. [The … Continue reading

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The State of Play in the US Senate

[This commentary was just published in the May 31st New England Journal of Medicine.] The acid test of any nation’s health care reform happens with a change in national administration. Only when a president or minister who instigated reform departs … Continue reading

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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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