Below is a collection of my recent best work,
published in major national outlets.
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.
The employees of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase may benefit from a new insurance scheme. But the rest of us could suffer.
Congress long ago allowed people with end-stage kidney failure to receive Medicare. Why not do the same for people with other chronic illnesses?
Before Obamacare, insurers often labeled minor maladies pre-existing conditions. Republican health care bills could return us to those days.
Hospitals have learned to manipulate medical codes — often resulting in mind-boggling bills.
Insurance is costly. If it's optional, guess who ends up paying for recoveries from medical and meteorological disasters.
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?
Any plan to solve America's health care mess must confront the reality of "sticky pricing" for tests, drugs, and procedures -- old or new.