Author Archives: Lester Feder

06.22.10

Battle in the Bureaucracy: An Interview with James Morone, Part II

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James Morone is professor of political science at Brown University. His most recent book, co-authored with David Blumenthal, is The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. This is the second of a two-part interview. Lester Feder: You argue that the ongoing fight against the health reform legislation in the courts and […]

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06.18.10

Battle in the Bureaucracy: An Interview with James Morone, Part I

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James Morone is professor of political science at Brown University. His most recent book, co-authored with David Blumenthal, is The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. This is the first of a two-part interview. James Morone: There is something unique—and, to me, alarming—about this health reform process. Normally in our political […]

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06.15.10

“Rationing”: An Interview with David Orentlicher

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David Orentlicher is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law. Lester Feder: Let me start by asking you what do you think has not been adequately discussed about the health reform law? David Orentlicher: Some aspects have […]

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06.10.10

Missing Social Solidarity: An Interview with William Sage

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William M Sage is Vice Provost for Health Affairs and James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas School of Law. Lester Feder: What do you think are the most interesting aspects of the health reform legislation that we’re still trying to make sense of? William Sage: Where should one start? I […]

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05.03.10

“The New Normal”: An interview with Sara Rosenbaum about health reform implementation

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Sara Rosenbaum is Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She is heading up a new joint project with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation tracking health reform implementation, Health Reform GPS. The O’Neill […]

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03.25.10

Immigrants and Reform: An Interview with Kara Ryan, the National Council of La Raza

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Kara Ryan is a research analyst at the Health Policy Project of the National Council of La Raza. The O’Neill Institute’s Lester Feder spoke with her on March 22. Kara Ryan: We were excited for the House to pass the health reform bill last night. Lester Feder: Well, let me ask you about that, because […]

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02.01.10

Everything Relates to Everything Else: An Interview with Sara Rosenbaum

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Sara Rosenbaum is Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy. The O’Neill Institute’s Lester Feder spoke with her about the way forward after Republican Scott Brown’s election to represent Massachusetts in the US Senate. Lester Feder:  What are the options that Congress has right […]

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01.26.10

Republican Reconciliation Strategy “Patently Absurd,” Former Parliamentarian Says

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Around the time that I was posting my interview with former Senate Parliamentarian Robert Dove, Greg Sargent reported that Republican senators were planning to stall any attempt at passing health reform through reconciliation with a “free for all of amendments.” Citing a “senior GOP aide,” Sargent writes: He said the leadership — Senators Mitch McConnell, […]

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01.26.10

Reconciling Reconciliation: An Interview with Robert Dove

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Robert Dove served as Senate parliamentarian until 2001. The O’Neill Institute’s Lester Feder spoke with him about the reconciliation process and its implications for health reform. Robert Dove: First of all, reconciliation was never designed for something like health care. It’s the reason that it wasn’t used on the original Clinton health-care bill. It’s designed […]

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01.11.10

Talking Equity: An Interview with Brian Smedley

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Brian Smedley is vice president and director of the Health Policy Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The O’Neill Institute’s Lester Feder spoke with him about health reform and disparities in health-care access. Lester Feder: I wanted to start by asking you what you generally think of the health reform legislation […]

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