Freedom and Equality in Health Care

This article was first published on LinkedIn on July 1, 2019. Freedom and equality. Two words that define the American spirit. Two words that contradict each other when it comes to health care. As we celebrate Independence Day, we reflect on our nation's initial struggles, contemplate how we’ve evolved and consider whether we’re still living up to the dreams of our … [Read more...]

Using Socially Responsible Investing to Combat Obesity

This article was first published on LinkedIn on June 24, 2019. The latest news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is disturbing: the death rate from cardiovascular disease has fallen only 4% since 2011. In contrast, it dropped about 70% over the past 60 years. Decades-worth of anti-smoking campaigns and clinical steps to prevent heart disease, like the … [Read more...]

Replace the ACA – but Not with Medicare-for-All

This article was first published on LinkedIn on June 11, 2019. Wherefore art thou support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Less than ten years ago, President Barack Obama signed the ACA into law. It was a watershed achievement for Democrats, enabling them to deliver on their decades-long pledge to expand health care coverage. Today, few politicians want to touch it. The … [Read more...]

Health Care Is Not a Right

This article was first published on LinkedIn on June 6, 2019. It has been viewed over 4,000 times. As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we honor the bravery and fortitude of the soldiers who helped safeguard our freedom. Their service secured our right to free speech. Our right to bear arms. Our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But here’s a … [Read more...]

What Does a Billionaire’s Pledge to Pay off Student Debt Have to Do with Health Care?

This article was first published on LinkedIn on May 28, 2019. In mid-May billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off the student loans of the graduating class at Morehouse College. The gift was compelling not only for its generosity – it’s worth about $40 million – but also for its directness. The money goes to actual people to relieve them of debt. Smith and the … [Read more...]