WJLA quoting Alan Sager, School of Public Health “It may be a couple more weeks before the Senate votes on an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but critics say measures Republicans are considering would fail to stem the growing cost of health care in the U.S. even if they bring insurance […]
Christian Science Monitor quoting Alan Sager, School of Public Health “As the chief medical officer at a downtown hospital, William Goodman has seen how opioid abuse can ravage a community…” Expert quote: “Slashing and burning Medicaid and saying the states will find the money is the most gargantuan case of buck-passing in the history of […]
Christian Science Monitor quoting Alan Sager, School of Public Health “Senate Republicans have been forced into postponing major health care legislation in the United States Senate, and the backdrop is partly the difficult economics of health care: Costs for average Americans are high and rising, and the Senate legislation so far doesn’t appear to offer […]
Huffington Post quoting Alan Sager, School of Public Health “Soaring prices for a life-saving drug have heavy-hitters in the pharmaceutical industry pointing fingers and shirking blame…” Expert quote: “They are supposed to use heavy-clout buying leverage to push prices down.” View full article.
Huffington Post quoting Alan Sager, School of Public Health “Next year, about 14 million more Americans could be uninsured if the House-passed version of health care becomes law, according to the Congressional Budget Office analysis, a more pressing issue than the estimated 23 million expected to be affected by 2026…” Expert quote: “The revenue cuts […]
Rhode Island Public Radio Alan Sagar, School of Public Health “Boston’s big hospital system –Partners HealthCare—hopes to acquire Care New England, Rhode Island’s second largest hospital chain…” Expert quote: “At this point, it’s difficult to see how this deal advances those goals, says Boston University School of Public Health Professor Alan Sager.” View full article.
Boston Globe Alan Sager, School of Public Health “The big merger of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health is getting even bigger…” Expert quote: “The more hospitals that join in with BI, Lahey, and others, the greater leverage they will enjoy over Blue Cross, Harvard Pilgrim, and Tufts…” View full article.
WBUR Alan Sager, School of Public Health Lahey Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are again proposing to merge… Expert quote: “If you want competition, if it’s the only game in town to rein in health care costs, you need more competitors,” View full article
Hospitals & Health Networks Alan Sager, School of Public Health Leading health systems ink partnerships with NBA, NHL, MLB and even MLL affiliates… Expert quote: “This is not part of the real world of providing information to patients so they can choose based on price and effectiveness of care. Money spent on image building is […]
Citizens’ Voice Alan Sager, School of Public Health The two visits Jack Mills made to an orthopedic surgeon’s offices in Pittston and Bethlehem last year were virtually identical… Expert quote: “At a time of soaring out-of-pocket fees … the added burden of facility fees kicks Americans while they are down. Patients are made to pay […]