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2012

On October 11, 2012, Stuart Altman commented on the myths and facts of health care reform discussed in the Massachusetts senatorial debate: “Brown-Warren Debate Fact Check.”

On September 27, 2012, Stuart Altman’s participation in a new report regarding health reform as well as his comments on health reform on the 2012 election were featured on WBUR’s CommonHealth blog: “Snapshot of Obama, Romney Care From Guys Who Were There.”

On September 22, 2012, Stuart Altman was quoted in The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, Ohio, regarding changes in health care delivery systems: “Medical billing, a world of hurt: Costs rise for patients on high deductible insurance plans as hospital health centers replace private practice doctors.”

On September 20, 2012, Rob Mechanic’s and Stuart Altman’s October Health Affairs article, “The New Era Of Payment Reform, Spending Targets, And Cost Containment In Massachusetts: Early Lessons For The Nation,” was the subject of an article on WBUR’s CommonHealth blog: “In A New Era OF Payment Reform, Early Lessons From Mass.”

On June 28, 2012, Stuart Altman discussed the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court on health care legislation as a participant on the NPR Program, “On Point.

On March 26, 2012, Stuart Altman was quoted in The Salt Lake Tribune discussing Mitt Romney’s health care plan: “Romney’s health care law may prove mandate works.”

On March 20, 2012, Stuart Altman was quoted in BusinessWeek discussing health care reform and presidential politics: “Obama, Romney talk little about health care laws.”

On March 17, 2012, Stuart Altman was quoted in the Boston Globe discussing health care reform and presidential politics: “Obama, Romney sweep health care laws under a rug.”

On February 23, 2012, Stuart Altman was quoted in USA Today commenting on health care reform and its effect on the 2012 election: “Swing states poll: Health care law hurts Obama in 2012.”

2011

On November 26, 2011, Stuart Altman discussed presidential politics in the Boston Globe article, “Romney’s Medicare plan short on details.”

Stuart Altman talked about a new plan for slowing the growth in health care spending in the November 4, 2011 Boston Globe article, “Proposal may reduce health cost increases.”

Stuart Altman discussed his new book, “Power, Politics and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century Long Battle,” on WBUR’s Radio Boston on November 3, 2011.

Stuart Altman published an editorial, “Obama and Romney Health Plans: Both Borrowed From Richard Nixon,” special to CNN, on October 25, 2011.

On October 17, 2011, Stuart Altman discussed the Massachusetts model for global payments in the New York Times article, “Massachusetts Tries to Rein in Its Health Costs.

Stuart Altman placed in Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for the eighth time in 2011.

Professor Altman was quoted in two articles about health care reform in Massachusetts: a January 25, 2011 Daily Finance article, “Is healthcare reform working in Massachusetts?,” and an April 11, 2011 article in the Boston Herald, “5 years later, Romneycare still bone of contention.”

Stuart Altman was quoted in a March 13, 2011 Boston Globe article, “Pay may be hot issue, but other factors push harder on health costs.”

2010

Stuart Altman was named among Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare for 2010.  This is the 7th time he has received this honor.

Stuart Altman gave commentary on health care reform to NPR (“Mass. Residents Will See Little Change Under National Health Plan,” March 23, 2010) and was a guest on the Conversations on Health Care radio show (“Meeting the future demands under health care reform,” April 14, 2010).

WBUR interviewed Stuart Altman for its April 7, 2010 story, “Rising Medical Costs At Heart Of Insurance Standoff,” about the rate dispute between health insurers and Mass. Governor Deval Patrick’s administration.  The interview was also quoted in a story on NPR’s Health blog, “Massachusetts Insurance Dispute Goes to Court,” on April 8, 2010.

Stuart Altman was quoted in a March 26, 2010 Boston Globe story, “Chain’s CEO vows deal will help it lower costs,” about the pending sale of Caritas Christi Health Care.

Stuart Altman served both as moderator for a discussion on “Understanding the Cost Drivers in the Health Care System” and as an expert witness on “Market Reform Considerations to Reduce the Growth in Healthcare Spending” at Massachusetts public hearings on health cost trends sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, March, 2010.

2009

Stuart Altman presented his testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Finance, “Financing Comprehensive Health Care Reform,” in Washington, DC on May 12, 2009.  With the national debate over healthcare reform in full swing, he was featured and quoted in a variety of print, broadcast, and web media: