Tagged: healthcare reform

Healthcare reform heads to the floor

The great healthcare-reform debate now moves to the floor of the House and Senate where Democrats wrestle with balancing priorities between affordable insurance and comprehensive benefits.  School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System,” says it’s a false choice which doesn’t address the need for […]

Healthcare reform debate heating up

With President Obama and Senate Democats trying to preserve a bipartisan deal on healthcare reform, Congress will head home for the August recess with a bill’s final shape still up for grabs.  In a Reuters commentary, School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson suggests they consider creating a dedicated federal Health Insurance Fund (HIF) to pay […]

Healthcare reform moves along

As the Senate moves closer to a healthcare reform compromise that could draw bipartisan support, Democratic House leaders have reached a deal with their fiscal conservative “Blue Dog” members.  School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System,” says too many compromises could threaten real reform. […]

Obama’s healthcare media blitz

In an effort to get Congress to pass a healthcare reform bill by the August recess, President Obama has launched a media blitz to push his agenda, including a prime-time news conference tomorrow night.  Political communications expert Professor Tobe Berkovitz, associate dean of the College of Communication, says Obama may have overused the microphone. “Unfortunately […]

House Dems stake out healthcare reform

With senators still wrangling over theirs, House Democrats have unveiled their healthcare reform bill that now heads to votes in three committees.  School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System,” can assess the various proposals as they percolate on Capitol Hill. Contact Stephen Davidson, 617-353-7422, […]

Hospitals, White House near deal

With an announcement expected Wednesday, major hospital associations and the White House are hammering out a $150 million cost-saving deal to help finance the U.S. healthcare system.  School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of “In Urgent Need of Reform; Saving the U.S. Healthcare System,” can offer insight into the ongoing Congressional healthcare reform battle. […]

Wal-Mart backs key healthcare reform

In a surprise that “flabbergasted” the National Retail Federation, Wal-Mart says it backs President Obama’s plan to force employers to provide health insurance to workers.  School of Management Professor Alan Cohen, executive director of the Health Policy Institute, can discuss what the endorsment by the nation’s largest private employer might mean for the healthcare reform […]

Healthcare ad wars escalating

With Congress seriously mulling several healthcare-reform bills, the negative advertising wars over various plans are gaining steam.  It remains to be seen if they will reach the effectiveness of the “Harry and Louise” ads that brought down the Clinton reform effort in 1994.  College of Communication Professor Christopher Cakebread, an expert in controversial advertising, can discuss […]

Crunchtime for healthcare reform

Congress is now getting down to the “devil-in-the-details” level as it mulls various healthcare reform options, even as President Obama takes to prime-time TV to keep up the drum beat of change.  School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of the forthcoming “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System,” can discuss the options […]

Healthcare reform bills flowing

With a variety of healthcare reform bills emerging in Congress, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows 72 percent of Americans favoring creation of a politically controversial public insurance option for coverage.  School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of the forthcoming “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System,” can discuss […]