Elementary School, Insurance, and the Free Market

As part an "Insight Council" survey I was recently asked: “If you had a magic wand and could change *only one thing* about health payment reform what would it be?" Now let's be clear - picking just one thing to fix about how America pays for healthcare is like trying to find and fix only the … Continue reading Elementary School, Insurance, and the Free Market

Uncertainty

Leaders prove their worth during times of great uncertainty. We live in uncertain times.  Multiple fundamental aspects of American life all face a crossroads... and healthcare is at the top of the list. With this in mind, I had the great fortune today to share my thoughts on navigating the enormous change in healthcare with … Continue reading Uncertainty

Musings from Europe

I just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe with my wife and kids – a truly awesome (and thoroughly exhausting) experience we’ve been planning for the last year.  In between seeing the old-world sites that make Paris and London ridiculously lucrative tourist destinations, I jotted a couple of healthcare-related observations I feel compelled to … Continue reading Musings from Europe

How to *really* bend the cost curve

Healthcare is expensive. And complicated. Its current trajectory in America - one that yields an ever-accelerating rise in both cost and complexity - is clearly unsustainable.  This reality, combined with the outsized role government plays in regulating and paying for healthcare, presents Washington with an enormous policy challenge. Healthcare's web of interconnectedness means any change … Continue reading How to *really* bend the cost curve