M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. is a professor of law at Georgetown University and a member of the Health Affairs editorial board. He studies and writes on the connections between health care organization, market and regulatory incentives, clinical behavior, and the doctor-patient relationship.
Recent Posts by Gregg Bloche
The central, intractable obstacle to long-term cost containment is the near impossibility of saying “no” to ever-more-expensive care that yields small marginal benefits.
At the heart of the case for medical coverage for all isn’t the public’s health; it’s private tragedy. Serious illness plunges people into a realm of Dickensian choice. Some forgo life-prolonging treatment to preserve life savings for loved ones. Others lose their homes or go bankrupt. ...