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Category Archives: Health Care

Reactions to Where Does It Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care by Jonathan Bush

31-Aug-14

Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care by Jonathan Bush My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jonathan Bush, the irrepressible CEO and Co-founder of software company athenahealth, has published an engaging professional memoir sprinkled with opportunities for health care entrepreneurs. Where Does It Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care is […]

Reactions to Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

20-Apr-14

Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System by Ezekiel Emanuel My rating: 4 of 5 stars Zeke Emanuel’s book on the American health care system and the Affordable Care Act can be a bit of a bumpy ride, but […]

Gary Becker: Why He Prefers “No Change” to Health Care Delivery Over the US Health Care Finance Reform Law

11-Apr-10

Gary Becker, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, wrote an excellent piece on the recently-passed health care finance reform legislation. Yet when I was recently asked whether I prefer the present healthcare bill to no change in the health delivery system for a decade, I answered “no change”. […] […]

Health Savings Accounts: Two Interesting Articles on Their Effectiveness

02-Mar-10

Recently I’ve read two good recent articles on Health Savings Accounts and their usefulness reducing health care costs, increasing health care quality, and helping employees take home more cash. When I was on the management team at a former company, we agonized about employees’ health care. Not just how (or whether) to absorb the astonishing […]

Uncommon Thoughts on Health Care Financing in the USA: David Goldhill in The Atlantic

18-Jan-10

Regular readers of my blog (both of you!) come here for comments on Scotch whisky, maybe also the occasional photo album of funny street signs. And my friends (yes, both of you!) know that I’m generally apolitical, at least in the sense of organized party affiliation. Certainly I have little to add to the vast […]