Paul B. Ginsburg Ph.D.
October 2006: "Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D., president, is nationally recognized for his work in health economics and health policy, especially health care market changes and cost trends. He previously served as executive director of the Physician Payment Review Commission and as deputy assistant director of the Congressional Budget Office. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University."http://www.hschange.com/index.cgi?file=staff#ginsburg
October 2006: For some health policy analysts, the popularity of such procedures illustrates why primary care doctors should be paid more for basic office visits and less for money-making procedures. Earning $250 from a diagnostic test “is obviously out of line with what physicians can earn from office visits,” said Paul Ginsburg, the president of the Center for Studying Health System Change, a Washington research group.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/20/business/20device.html
April 2006: Paul B. Ginsburg, president of the Center for Studying Health System Change, a nonpartisan research institute, said: 'There is a strong trend toward more concentration in health insurance in local markets. Being large seems to be more important than ever. Small plans are losing market share to large plans.'http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/30/us/30insure.html
September 2004: '"Both the public and government leaders "are too accepting of the notion everyone should get all the medical care they like," said Paul B. Ginsburg, president of the Center for Studying Health System Change, a nonprofit policy research group in Washington."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55301-2004Sep27.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) Organization Aug 15, 2007 Organization Executive (past or present) Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Organization Aug 15, 2007 Student/Trainee (past or present) Harvard University Organization Oct 27, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC) Organization Aug 15, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Oct 20, 2006 Side Effects: New Nerve Test, a Moneymaker, Divides Doctors
QUOTE: many neurologists, who stand to lose money and patients from the growing popularity of the device, say that the general practitioners who use it are not always capable of discovering the true cause of a patient’s symptoms. Some insurers and other doctors also have qualms about use of the automated test to diagnose possible nerve damage.
New York Times Jun 01, 2006 Low Payments by U.S. Raise Medical Bills Billions a Year
QUOTE: Employers and consumers are paying billions of dollars more a year for medical care to compensate for imbalances in the nation's health care system resulting from tight Medicare and Medicaid budgets...
New York Times Apr 30, 2006 Loss of Competition Is Seen in Health Insurance Industry
QUOTE: ...a handful of companies account for a growing share of the health insurance policies sold to small businesses in most states, leaving consumers with fewer options and higher costs.
New York Times Oct 23, 2005 When Health Insurance Is Not a Safeguard
QUOTE: After decades in which private and government insurance covered a progressively larger share of medical expenses, insurance companies are now shifting more costs to consumers, in the form of much higher deductibles, co-payments or premiums.
New York Times Sep 28, 2004 Higher Costs, Less Care: Data Show Crisis In Health Insurance
QUOTE: In the past four years, Americans have spent an ever-growing portion of their paychecks on health care and for the most part gotten less for their money, forcing millions into the ranks of the uninsured or personal bankruptcy...
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