Columns: John E. McDonough

John E McDonough is a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and a former staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

  • Medicaid's Moment (Guest Opinion)

    While Democrats are effusive in their praise of Medicare, their silence in response to public attacks on Medicaid has been deafening. All the more important, then, is the study released this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research. It makes the job even easier.

    Jul 13, 2011

  • A Health Policy Reality Check (Guest Opinion)

    We occupy a strange time in U.S. health policy. Over the past two years, assumptions and beliefs that bridged the liberal-conservative health policy divide have been blown apart.

    Jun 12, 2011

  • A New Cost Control Idea – Paying For Outcomes (Guest Opinion)

    When it comes to controlling rising health care costs, we face an urgent problem that leads to a simple question: Is there a smart idea that can be done now? Yes. It's called "Paying for Outcomes."

    May 09, 2011

  • 10 Reasons To Feel Good About Health Reform Implementation

    Health law advocates tend to get gloomy about the threats haunting every step along the measure’s path to implementation. As an antidote, here are ten reasons to be optimistic about the Affordable Care Act’s progress and prospects.

    Mar 31, 2011

  • Wyden-Brown And The Health Law: A Match Made In Heaven Or Limbo?

    President Barack Obama’s surprise signal last week to governors that he was willing to give states some extra flexibility in implementing the law is particularly noteworthy because it offers a useful window into the health law’ s evolving politics and the future bargaining that will likely take place.

    Mar 08, 2011