In a recent piece for the Wall Street Journal, GSB Professor David Brady and Professor of Law Daniel Kessler discuss the significant ways in which public support to health care reform are tied to cost. They find that although Americans very much support financially assisting those that are chronically ill, this support becomes limited when the costs spiral out of control.
In a recent op-ed, Professor Alain Enthoven argues that health care lobbying and special interests have tanked the prospects of legitimate ealthcare reform. Still, there is room for hope; he suggests that by confronting these practices and discovering the true causes of ballooning costs, healthcare reform can still be saved.
Stanford economist Alain Enthoven takes part in the national debate about health-insurance exchanges and advocates for the creation of a unique federal exchange open to everyone. Exchanges need at least 20% of the privately insured population to be viable he says, far more than would participate under the current House and Senate plans.
In a Washington Post op-ed article, Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jeffrey Pfeffer contends that the terms we use to define the health care debate will affect the debate's outcome. He suggests that we are currently talking about public health plans in financial language, but we should be using the language of human rights. He says President Obama will lose ground by "ceding the terms of the discussion to the opponents."
The San Francisco Examiner credits Stanford Business School professors Michael Porter and Alain Enthoven with providing the fundamental ideas for President Obama's health care plan.
Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jeffrey Pfeffer claims that “sustainability” must be applied not only to the environment, but to humans as well. He argues that poor working conditions are the cause of the high cost and inefficiency of our health care system, and that we need to devote more energy toward human sustainability.
In an article discussing the public insurance option in President Obama’s health care reform bill, Graduate School of Business professors Alain Enthoven and Kyna Fong are quoted on their position that “neither economic theory nor historical experience suggests government price negotiation will achieve lower drug prices.”
GoozNews reports on Stanford professor Alain Enthoven's New York Times op-ed article, in which Enthoven criticizes President Obama's proposed health care plan and details one of his own.
Stanford professor emeritus Alain Enthoven criticizes President Obama's proposed health care plan and outlines one of his own with David Riemer in The New York Times. Riemer is the director of Community Advocates Public Policy Institute in Milwaukee.