Robert D. Reischauer

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The coverage, cost, and quality problems of the U.S. health care system are evident. Sustainable health care reform must go beyond financing expanded access to care to substantially changing the organization and delivery of care. The FRESH-Thinking Project (www.fresh-thinking.org) held a series of workshops during which physicians, health policy experts,(More)
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, located in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit research and policy institute that conducts research and analysis of government policies and the programs and public policy issues that affect low-and middle-income households. The Center is supported by foundations, individual contributors, and publications sales.(More)
All public policies have two things in common. They deal with the future and, as a result, they are based on forecasts or projections. The forecasts or projections may be implicit or based on naive extrapolation or ad hoc assumptions. They may be explicit and based on elaborate extrapolations or on behavioral models. In either case, unfortunately, they are(More)
NOTE Cover photo shows a detail from a processing node of a parallel supercomputer. Preface T he High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) program embodies many concerns regarding federal technology policy: the role of the federal government in promoting new industries, building infrastructure , supporting joint federal-private efforts, and(More)
3 vices for the American people. Preemption will undermine the confidence that doctors and patients have in the safety of drugs and devices. If injured patients are unable to seek legal redress from manufacturers of defective products, they may instead turn elsewhere. In May, a Congressional hearing on preemption was held by Representative Henry Waxman(More)
Since the early 1990s, policy analysts seeking important opportunities for reform in the Medicare program have looked at the experience of private markets and managed care in the private sector. Managed care organizations (“MCOs”), in general, and health maintenance organizations (“HMOs”), in particular, seem to have hit the wall in recent years in their(More)