Tagged: Medicare

Healthcare bill to Obama’s desk

President Obama said it was answering ”the call to history” when the House passed the Senate’s version of healthcare reform and sent the bill to his desk for signing.  Political Science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,” says GOP unity in opposition shows how far right the party has moved on […]

Lowering drug prices for Medicare

Deep in the healthcare-reform debate is a discussion of how Congress could lower drug prices for seniors enrolled in Medicare “Part D.”  School of Law Professor Kevin Outterson, an authority on pharmaceutical law, has some provocative ideas.  In a  paper published in Health Affairs, Outterson details an approach to reducing drug prices for seniors by providing medications […]

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. […]

Healthcare-reform debate intensifies

With major healthcare-reform bills expected to be introduced this month, President Obama is ratcheting up the public heat on Congress to agree on a measure to both expand coverage and cut costs.  School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of the upcoming “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System,” can put the […]