Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Jeff Zients=Mr. Wolf

November 11th, 2013

Every time I read stuff like this about Jeff Zients, the fixer the White House has brought in to get the healthcare.gov site up and running, I think about Mr. Wolf from Pulp Fiction, impeccably played by Harvey Keitel (warning: some rough language and images). I worked with Jeff a bit back in the day… Read more

Attention Health Care Shoppers!

November 10th, 2013

I found this article by Elisabeth Rosenthal in today’s NYT to be extremely resonant and sensible.  It’s written at the intersection of a) the reality of “shopping for health care,” including drugs and treatments, and b) the frequently heard admonition that the best way to reduce our bloated health costs is through consumer-driven price competition…. Read more

More On the Health Insurance Cancellations

October 30th, 2013

Well, if you want to steep yourself in the latest argument about health care reform, I hope you’ve got some free time.  The papers are brimming with stories about the President’s inaccurate statement when selling the bill that “if you like your insurance, you can keep it under this plan.”  I suspect I made similar… Read more