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Both Sides Now on the ACA at AEI

On Friday, December 16 I participated in a panel on the future of U.S. health reform at the new headquarters of the American Enterprise Institute at 1789 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington DC (note the street address number).  There were two … Continue reading

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The Price Is Wrong — Trump’s Health Secretary Is a Bad Sign for Health Reform

[This column was printed today on Commonwealth Magazine’s website.] PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP has nominated Rep. Tom Price of George, an orthopedic surgeon and the House Budget Committee chairman, to be his first secretary of health and human services. For those … Continue reading

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The Future of Public Health under President Trump

[The Q&A below was published in Harvard media this past week.] How might the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president impact public health over the next four years? John McDonough, professor of the practice of public health … Continue reading

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The Choices on Health Reform in the US Presidential and Congressional Elections

The commentary below was published in JAMA Internal Medicine online on October 10 2016 and was written by me and David K. Jones from the Boston University School of Public Health: Although the outcomes of the US Presidential and Congressional … Continue reading

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Back to the Future with Speaker Paul Ryan

This past week at Georgetown University, House Speaker Paul Ryan proposed scrapping an essential component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that bans health insurance companies from imposing pre-existing condition exclusions on consumers and prohibits the practice of “medical underwriting” … Continue reading

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Behind the Bipartisan Kumbaya on Substance Abuse

[This op-ed was posted yesterday on the website of the Milbank Quarterly.]  For several years, Republicans and Democrats alike have been concerned about the crisis of opioid and heroin addiction in the United States. It is hard to find anyone … 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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Is the Fate of the ACA Settle or Not?

Below is an op-ed I wrote late last year for the Milbank Quarterly, published today. Once upon a time, I believed that efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would wither and die once the ACA’s major Medicaid and … Continue reading

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How Difficult Would It Be to Repeal Obamacare for Good?

A new website called “The Conversation” posted this article earlier today: If the leading Republican candidates agree on one thing, it’s doing away with Obamacare. “The one thing we have to do is repeal and replace Obamacare,” Donald Trump has … Continue reading

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Please Remember This Number – 22 Million

22 million – that’s how many Americans would lose their health insurance, according to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, if the reconciliation legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representative yesterday by a 240-181 vote were to become law. The … Continue reading

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