WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
Uwe E. Reinhardt, Professor of Economics at Princeton University and one of the nationâ€™s leading authorities on health care economics
Conversations on Health Care® focuses on the challenge of advancing health reform in America. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Uwe E. Reinhardt, professor of political economy, economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton Health Economist
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned Princeton Health Economist Dr. Uwe Reinhardt about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act which he says is doing what it was intended to do; expand coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Dr. Reinhardt discusses the inherent challenges in creating sustainable health reform due to the vast complexities of the American health system and warns we are heading towards a 3-tier health system in this country.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
Remembering a Giant in Health Economics: Our Interview with Uwe Reinhardt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter remember a giant who has influenced much of the landscape of health economics and policy in America, Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, who passed away this year. They revisit a 2015 interview with the renowned Princeton health economist who contributed significantly to health policy over the past several decades, including in the creation of the Affordable Care Act.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020
Health Disparities: Dr. Uché Blackstock Talks About Advancing Health Equity
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Uché Blackstock, Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, an organization dedicated to addressing racial disparities in American health care and in medical education. An Emergency Medicine physician and Medical Contributor to Yahoo News, Dr. Blackstock is a rising activist seeking to address inequities that greatly impact people of color and ethnic minorities – leading to poor health outcomes in the pandemic, and across the healthcare spectrum. She is also seeking to address a lack of diversity in medicine, and the challenges people of color encounter when entering the medical profession.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
Topher Spiro, Managing Director, Health Policy, Center for American Progress
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Topher Spiro, Managing Director of Health Policy at the Center for American Progress. Mr. Spiro speaks about his work as a member of the US Senate team that drafted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and he talks about the various aspects of the health care law that are improving access to care for more Americans, while serving to contain costs.
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020
Testing, Contact Tracing, Quarantines and Physical Distancing: Tomas Pueyo on What U.S. and Others Must Do to Beat Coronavirus
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome engineer, data analyst and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tomas Pueyo, whose recent collection of articles in the online publication Medium outline what must be done to contain COVID-19, and minimize the harm to health and economies. He analyzes global data on actions taken by countries and their impact on outcomes, recommending that widespread testing, contract tracing, physical distancing, hand hygiene and widespread use of masks will help contain the pandemic.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
Senator Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader and author of Getting it Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Healthcare Reform.
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Senator Tom Daschle about the Obama administration's goals for health care, the public's response to healthcare reform and the likely path forward to implementation. Senator Daschle's new book is called Getting it Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Healthcare Reform.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Former Senator Tom Daschle, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, now co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Senator Daschle discusses the Center's recent report, "Transforming Healthcare: The Role of Health IT". He outlines the steps that need to be taken to speed up the transition to universal use of electronic health records and digitized health information as a fundamental preface to real health care reform.
MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
This week on Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2009. Dr. Frieden discusses the most pressing challenges at the CDC including antibiotic-resistant infections, the opioid abuse epidemic and the recent Ebola epidemic as well as the efforts underway to combat these public health threats.
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
Thomas Miller, Health Analyst for American Enterprise Institute Discusses Market-Driven Approach to Health Reform
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health industry analyst and Resident Fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute which has analyzed a market-based and consumer-driven approach to health reform. Mr. Miller analyzes likely next steps in Congress surrounding the American Health Care Act, as well as the hallmarks of market driven health care.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018
On a Quest to Save 100 Million Lives, Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden on His New Global Venture
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden on his new role as CEO of Resolve To Save Lives, committed to saving 100 million lives globally by focusing on cardiovascular disease and epidemics. This project, sponsored by Vital Strategies, seeks to improve prevention efforts around the world, and better track and monitor infectious disease outbreaks that can lead to deadly pandemics.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018
America's Addiction Crisis: Treatment Research Institute Founder Dr. Tom McLellan on Science-Based Approach to Drug Treatment and Policy
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned addiction expert Dr. Tom McLellan, Founder and CEO of the Treatment Research Institute, committed to promoting evidence-based approaches to drug treatment and drug policy. He discusses addiction as a chronic disorder, the effectiveness of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid and alcohol addiction, and the need to improve addiction medicine training for clinicians and health care providers.
MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019
40 Million Patients Strong: Dr. Tom Delbanco on Success of OpenNotes
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome OpenNotes founder Dr. Tom Delbanco on his movement to make clinicians' notes visible to patients through their electronic health records. They discuss the early reluctance of clinicians to participate, the high level of satisfaction from patients gaining access to their notes, with 40 million patients now utilizing OpenNotes.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019
Primary Care Transformation Pioneer Dr. Tom Bodenheimer on Need for More Team-Based Health Care
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome a giant in the world of primary care transformation, Dr. Tom Bodenheimer, Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care at the University of California San Francisco. They discuss Dr. Bodenheimer's "Ten Building Blocks for High-Performing Primary Care" which offers essential guidelines for improving primary care practices and patient health outcomes through better use of teams, data, health coaching and reducing administrative burdens in the clinical setting.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, using data and technology to improve Americaâ€™s health.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on some of the most current and unique health care innovations. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with HHS Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, leader of a federal effort to â€œliberateâ€ data and make government more open and transparent.
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
Dr. Toby Cosgrove - President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top ranked health institutions in the world. Dr. Cosgrove discusses Cleveland Clinic's model of patient centered care as well as its innovation hub, which provides a framework for bringing clinical inventions into the marketplace to transform health care.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
Innovations Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove Brings to Trump's Healthcare Transition Team
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top ranked hospital systems in the world. Dr. Cosgrove discusses the Cleveland Clinic Model of Innovation, their approach to 21st century health care, and Cleveland Clinic's expansion around the globe.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
Tina Tchen, White House Director of the Council on Women and Girls and the Office of Public Engagement.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on health care for women and families. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Tina Tchen, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and White House director of the Office of Public Engagement, about health reform and the broader issues of economic and social equality for women and girls.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
Dr. Timothy Ferris, medical director of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization at Mass General and director of its Care Management Program.
This week, Conversations on Health Care® highlights a demonstration project thatâ€™s been reducing costs for high-risk, chronically ill patients with the use of intensive primary care. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Timothy Ferris, director of the Care Management Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, about how this model of care has been effective and what the next steps are translating it nationally.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
Professor Timothy Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Professor Timothy Jost, Law Professor and Legal Scholar on Public Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act. Professor Jost, a frequent legal contributor to Health Affairs and NPR, discusses the Supreme Court Hearing on the Affordable Care Act; the constitutional implications and the potential outcomes of the Court's decision on the legality of the individual mandate.