Must the AMA Always Be On the Wrong Side of History?
Dec27

Must the AMA Always Be On the Wrong Side of History?

I was not at all surprised to read the AMA’s strong statement of support for the appointment of Representative Tom Price to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services. I was also not surprised to read articles of outrage from more progressive physicians about the AMA’s endorsement of Representative Price. I have found that uniformly the AMA’s natural position on most political issues is usually the inverse of mine. President Obama...

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Is This The Shape of Things To Come?
Dec06

Is This The Shape of Things To Come?

As the President Elect announced his choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services and for the Administrator of CMS, I could not help but think back to the several times when as CEO of Atrius Health I had gone to the offices of HHS at 200 Independence Avenue SW, just a few blocks down from the Capitol dome. As I was reflecting on those heady past moments of promise for the ACA and the Triple Aim and what the new appointments might...

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