J. D. Kleinke, an expert on health care business strategy and entrepreneurship, was instrumental in the creation of four health care information organizations. He has also advised established and start-up companies on health care business, product and technology strategy. Mr. Kleinke writes on the business of health care, health insurance and benefits as well as about doctors and the culture of medicine. His books include Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1998), Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System (Jossey-Bass, 2001), and Catching Babies (Fourth Chapter Books, 2011). At AEI, he is studying the interplay between health policy, health care market dynamics and health venture formation; the influence of information technology and medical technology on the overall health economy; and the impact of medical culture on health care organizations, markets and public health.
If the Administration wants to make good on President Obama’s election night promise to work across the aisle to solve the nation’s problems, a good place to start would be how it implements a key provision of Obamacare – namely, the Republican idea buried in Section 1334.
The road back for a broken company has always been long and hard. But today it is longer and harder than ever. What’s needed is serious regulatory relief and some very big, very long overdue tort reform.
Click here to listen to the economics half of the call with Alan Viard, Alex Brill, Aparna Mathur, and John MakinClick here to listen to the health care half of the call with Jim Capretta, Tom Miller, and JD Kleinke
IF Mitt Romney’s pivots on President’s Obama’s health care reform act have accelerated to a blur — from repealing on Day 1, to preserving this or that piece, to punting the decision to the states — it is for an odd reason: the architecture of the Affordable Care Act is based on conservative, not liberal, ideas about individual responsibility and the power of market forces.
You may have received a refund check in the past few months from your health insurer. This is not your individual reward for staying healthy; it is your insurer's punishment for making too much money because you did.
In this recently published piece, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) health care business expert J.D. Kleinke explains that insurance companies that are rushing to acquire Medicaid managed care companies at above-market prices are chasing "fools' gold."
More patients does not mean more money: Although 8 to 16 million...