Below is a collection of my recent best work,
published in major national outlets.

 

New York Times - Paying Till It Hurts

A series of articles examining the price of medical care in the United States. In each installment, readers were invited to share their perspectives on managing costs and treatment.

 

New York Times - A Good Health Care Deal, but Only for Some

The employees of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase may benefit from a new insurance scheme. But the rest of us could suffer.

 

New York Times - Diabetes Shouldn’t Bankrupt You

Congress long ago allowed people with end-stage kidney failure to receive Medicare. Why not do the same for people with other chronic illnesses?

 

New York Times - We All Have Pre-existing Conditions

Before Obamacare, insurers often labeled minor maladies pre-existing conditions. Republican health care bills could return us to those days.

 

New York Times - Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason HealthCare Costs So Much

Hospitals have learned to manipulate medical codes — often resulting in mind-boggling bills.

 

Bloomberg - why hurricanes are like healthcare

Insurance is costly. If it's optional, guess who ends up paying for recoveries from medical and meteorological disasters.

 

PBS newshour - ‘Maddeningly complex’ health care costs force patients to become detectives

We are constantly told we should be better consumers of health care, that we should shop for insurance and high-value care. Well, how can we be expected to do that if the prices are unknowable and we get contradictory answers from every expert we ask?

 

CNN - Why US health care costs defy common sense

Any plan to solve America's health care mess must confront the reality of "sticky pricing" for tests, drugs, and procedures -- old or new.