Health Care Reform


Health Care Reform

Top Ten Items on the Health Reform 2010 “To-Do List”

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 - 14:33
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 14:03
Government will be challenged over the next few months to get several provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the new health reform law, into operation.

But will it work?

Monday, March 29th, 2010 - 18:52
The Congress has passed and the President has signed the new health care reform legislation.  But, will it work?

Key National Indicators Are Now Real

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 - 17:09
Almost three years ago, I blogged on the need for a Key National Indicator System so we, as a nation, could track our progress using data, not diatribe.  It’s happened.  A provision buried on page 1,489 of the health insurance reform bill makes it real!

Doing What Works

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - 23:16
The Obama Administration’s favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), has launched a new project, “Doing What Works.” Led by Reece Rushing and Jitinder Kohli, it has three objectives: Eliminating or redesigning misguided spending programs and tax expenditures focused o priority areas such as health care, energy, and education;

Leaders Speak - A Conversation on Human Service Delivery in New York City

Friday, February 5th, 2010 - 23:35
We are introducing a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour -- Leaders Speak --     focusing on human service delivery: the challenges being faced and innovations being forged in our local communities.

Redefining the Role of Citizen in a Gov 2.0 World

Friday, February 5th, 2010 - 0:15
What does it mean to be a citizen in a Gov 2.0 world?  President Obama’s FY 2011 budget is being dissected for its shift in the size and scope of government.  But several initiatives in the budget, and things happening at the state and local levels, point to subtle -- but significant --shifts in the role of citizens in their government.

Veterans Affairs: "Transformation 21" and Beyond

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 - 23:55
The Department of Veterans Affairs, like HUD, is undertaking significant transformation efforts with congressional support.  Its initial “Transformation 21” plan was framed around its fiscal year 2010 budget.  Subsequently, more is on the way, but it has not yet been fully released.

Model 4: Performance Governance

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 - 17:53
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”)

The Business of Government Magazine - The NEW Fall/Winter 2009 Edition

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - 8:46

Health Care Reform Implementation (Part 2)

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 - 22:38
A series of presentations at the annual conference  of the National Academy of Public Administration focused on the complicated management challenges all levels of government will be facing upon the passage of any health care reform legislation.  As one participant noted: “There’s too much of a view that programs are self-executing and you just need more inspectors general and audits. . . that happened with the Recovery Act.”  The consensus seemed to be that this assumption clearly won't work for health care reform!