Health Policy Expert Stephen Davidson Publishes New Book, “Still Broken: Understanding the U.S. Health Care System”
Health policy and management expert Stephen Davidson, Boston University School of Management Professor of Business Policy & Law, is author of the new book Still Broken: Understanding the U.S. Health Care System, and a widely-cited blogger and scholar on healthcare reform.
Still Broken describes six elements that are critical to a successful reform plan and how various compromises with those elements can affect what a new law will produce. Readers of the book will understand why the new law will make substantial progress toward achieving some reform goals but leaves more to be done. Even though the newly enacted law includes the most substantial reforms since the adoption of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s, millions of Americans will continue to have access problems. Moreover, as a nation, we will still pay too much and get too little from a system that will continue to get worse — primarily because it will not have strong incentives for providers to make it better.
Hear more in Davidson’s podcast about the book from Stanford University Press.
Read Davidson’s latest commentaries on health care.