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Kavita Patel, M.D., to Direct New America’s Health Policy Program

May 10, 2010

The New America Foundation today announced Kavita Patel, M.D., as the new director of the foundation's Health Policy Program.  Dr. Patel, a practicing physician with health care policy experience at the White House and U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, assumed leadership of the program this week.

For Bipartisan Reform | News & Observer

February 25, 2010

Last week in Raleigh, more than 450 hospital and health care leaders from across the state heard economist Len Nichols predict that without comprehensive health care reform, the cost of insurance premiums will soon balloon beyond the reach of almost all employers and employees. ...

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Healthcare: Reconciliation Still on Table | The Washington Times

February 25, 2010

"It's technically feasible, no question about it," said Len Nichols, director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation. ...

HEALTH REFORM: "Be Not Afraid"

February 24, 2010
Health Reform Horror

Today, on the eve of the White House health reform summit, I published an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine. I called it, “Be Not Afraid.”

"Voters are angry and distrustful of Washington. Democrats have lost their nerve. Republicans, sensing weakness, are closing in for the kill. We have seen this health care reform horror movie before.

Our leaders in Congress and the White House face a fateful fork in the road. They can follow the public’s fear and confusion down the path of perpetual inaction. Or they can lead."

Obama Seeks to End Health Stalemate | The Financial Times

February 23, 2010

"If progress is defined as Republican support, then right now it's a fool's errand," said Len Nichols, a fellow at the centrist New America Foundation. ...

Impact of Bipartisan Summit to be Felt Beyond Health Care | USA Today

February 23, 2010

"It would send a signal that has to be sent that business as usual is over," says Len Nichols of the non-partisan New America Foundation. ...

Obama May Be Key Part Of This Health Care Plan | McClatchy Newspapers

February 22, 2010

"Democrats will have more comfort now in getting behind a plan,' said Len Nichols, the director of the health policy program at the New America Foundation, ...

What's New in Obama Plan? Not Much, Experts Say | AOL News

February 22, 2010

"Not much new," said Len Nichols, a health economist at the centrist New America Foundation and a veteran of the Clinton administration's try at health care reform. "This is a signal the president is willing to fight for what the Senate and House have produced, and to contrast it with the Republican alternatives, whatever they are. This a teachable moment. I hope the country is ready to learn what is really in these bills."

Len Nichols to Direct George Mason University's Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics

February 22, 2010

The New America Foundation today announced that Health Policy Program Director Len M. Nichols is departing to become Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University.  Dr. Nichols will continue to consult with New America as the federal health reform debate continues.

Republicans Spurn Once-Favored Health Mandate | NPR

February 14, 2010

In fact, says Len Nichols of the New America Foundation, the individual mandate was originally a Republican idea. "It was invented by Mark Pauly to give to George Bush Sr. back in the day, as a competition to the employer mandate focus of the Democrats at the time." ...

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