Senior Healthcare Advisor at the National Federation of Independent Business
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"What does the Reconciliation Act (HR 4872) mean for small business? It takes the Senate bill's employer mandates and makes them even more expensive... A new and unprecedented tax on investment income will discourage the saving and investment that leads to job creation.
Beyond the effects on small business, the bills fail at the basics of health-care reform. Costs will continue rising rapidly - perhaps even faster than before. Tens of millions will remain uninsured indefinitely. The CBO's prediction of lower federal deficits rests on accounting gimmicks that Congress forced them to use. Improvements in quality of health care are an afterthought."
"It Will Ravage Small Business," Washington Post, Mar. 19, 2010.
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Administration, George Mason University, 2008-present
Senior Healthcare Advisor, National Federation of Independent Business, 2007-present
Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis, 2006-present
Member, Global Health Committee, Global Interdependence Center, 2006-present
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, 2005-present
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Allied Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002-present
Visiting Research Fellow, American Institute of Economic Research, 2007
Visiting Lecturer, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, 2006-2007
Visiting Associate Professor, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, 2005-2006
Chair, Health Economics Roundtable, National Association for Business Economics, 2004-2006
Visiting Assistant Professor, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, 2002-2005
Manager and Economist, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1996-2002
Board of Directors, Virginia Association of Economists, 1991-1995
Economist, Virginia Department of Taxation, 1989
Economist/Second Vice President, Economics Department, Chase Manhattan Bank, 1985-1988
PhD, Economics, Columbia University, 2000
MSHA (Master of Science in Health Administration), summa cum laude, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998