Last updated on: 8/5/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert F. Graboyes, MSHA, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Healthcare Advisor at the National Federation of Independent Business
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“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.

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
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, Columbia University, 2000
  • MSHA (Master of Science in Health Administration), summa cum laude, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998
  • MPhil, Economics, Columbia University, 1984
  • MA, Government, College of William and Mary, 1981
  • BA, English, University of Virginia, 1976
Other:
  • Editorial Board, Business Economics, 2007-present
  • Visiting Scholar, Kazakhstan School of Public Health, 2000, 2007
  • Part-Time Assistant Professor, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, 2001-2002
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, inducted 1998
  • President, Richmond Association of Business Economists, 1989-1991
  • Adjunct Professor, Hunter College of the City of New York, 1983
Quoted in:
  1. Is Obamacare financially burdensome for businesses?