Health Reform Program
The HRP designs practical solutions to health care problems—solutions that address the needs of all parties.
- Overcoming Anarchy in U.S. Health Care. Cape Cod Physicians Organization. [27 April 2017 – 31 Slides]
- The World’s Strangest Health Care—and How to Fix it. [15 January 2017 – 46 slides]
- Favorable View of Mass. Health Costs Undone by the Data. Boston Globe. [29 Dec 2016]
- Testimony on Determination of Need Regulations [ 7 October 2016 – 11 pages]
- It’s Time to Confront the Drug Makers. Democracy. [8 August 2016 – 10 Pages]
- Our Health Care Should Not Drive Us Crazy. [20 May 2016 – 42 Slides]
- Choosing a BU Health Insurance Plan for 2016. Faculty Assembly Slides. [27 October 2015]
- Report. [44 pages]
The program’s work on US health reform addresses patients’ inability to afford needed prescription drugs; the disproportionate closing of hospitals in minority and lower-income communities; and methods of winning affordable health care for all.
- Why is Primary Care Like the Weather? [3 Nov 2014 – 63 Slides]
- Affordable Health Care and Long-term Care. [4 November 2013 – 66 slides]
- U.S. Health Care in 2030: Two Stories. [18 May 2012 – 94 slides]
- Paying New York State Hospitals More Fairly for Their Care of Uninsured Patients. [31 Aug 2011 – 168 pages]
- Why Stabilizing St. Vincent’s Is Vital. The Villager. [10 Mar 2010]
- See more: Hospital Closings and Configuration | Health Care for All | Affordable Prescription Drugs
The AAMP tackles coverage, cost, and caregiver survival problems in Massachusetts.
- Letter to Massachusetts Attorney-General Coakley on Negotiated Agreement with Partners. [17 July 2014 – 5 pages]
- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Should Declare a Public Health Emergency to Keep North Adams Regional Hospital Open. [26 March 2014 – 3 pages]
- Letter to Massachusetts Attorney-General Coakley on Steward Purchase of Caritas Hospitals. [11 August 2011 – 7 pages]
- This Year’s $72 Billion Spending in Massachusetts is Enough to Finance the Care that Works: Proposals to Simply Bundle Payments to hospitals and Doctors for Individual Episodes of Care, While Reasonable and Well-intentioned, Are Not Likely to Contain Costs. [11 Feb 2009 – 25 pages]
- See more: AAMP
Alan Sager, PhD
Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
Director, Health Reform Program
Unless otherwise noted, all of the reports and talks posted on the HRP web site through June of 2012 were written by Alan Sager and Debbie Socolar. Debbie served as a director of the Health Reform Program and of its predecessor, the Access and Affordability Monitoring Program, from their inceptions through June of 2012.
These reports represent the views of the authors and do not represent the view of Boston University.