Clifford Marks is an MD/MBA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Before pursuing a career in health policy and medicine, he worked as a journalist, primarily as a staff reporter at National Journal, a politics and public policy publication in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Harvard College, where he also served as managing editor of The Harvard Crimson. He is a native of Bethesda, Md.

Recent Posts by Clifford Marks

Confronting The Trade-Offs In Health Reform: What We Learned From The ACA

Like most large pieces of legislation, the ACA got some things right and some things wrong. In evaluating how to move forward, we can benefit from seven years of research on its implementation.

Measuring Readmissions For Improvement, Accountability, And Patients

Kaiser Health News recently published a list of 2,225 hospitals that will be penalized through the second year of the federal government’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). The list indicated the percentage that the hospitals’ base Medicare reimbursements will be reduced (0.38% on...

“Out Of The Blocks”: Meeting The Challenge Of Transforming Health Care

No other presidential election in American history has been freighted with such significance for health care as was last month’s vote. Uncertainty over the future of health policy dominated the discourse, and we all waited with bated breath for clarity from the voters. Thirty-six days ago,...