A little-known proposition amid the highly charged health care debate is that properly controlling health care spending could generate economic growth equal to 1 percent of gross domestic product, write Dana Goldman and Neeraj Sood.
Aug 21, 2009 CNN.com
One reason that health reform proposals always seem to fail is that proponents promise too much. Reformers declare they will improve quality, lower costs and increase access — all at the same time. This mantra is repeated so often that the public tends to believe it is possible, when really it isn't, writes Dana P. Goldman.
Jun 23, 2009 NYTimes.com
The United States will produce more than $14 trillion worth of goods and services this year—truly an astonishing amount. But equally astonishing is that one out of every six of these dollars will go to health care. This is the source of much hand-wringing by policy makers. They worry that we cannot afford to spend so much, and that our national output will suffer as a result. They have it backwards.
Apr 29, 2009 KQED online
The pricing plans most people choose for their cell phones are simple: Pay one price and talk as much as you want. What if paying for your prescription drugs were as easy and appealing?, writes Dana P. Goldman.
Apr 19, 2008 Providence Journal
Published commentary by RAND staff: The HSA Mirage, in United Press International.
Feb 20, 2006 United Press International
Published commentary by RAND staff: Pressure from Rising Health-Care Costs: How Can Consumers Get Relief? in Press-Enterprise.
Oct 23, 2005 Press-Enterprise
"Published commentary by RAND staff: Health Costs of Katrina in United Press International.
Oct 11, 2005 United Press International
Adding a flexible drug benefit to Medicare would bring costs down, say Dana Goldman and Geoffrey Joyce in an LA Times commentary.
Dec 11, 2002 Los Angeles Times
Implementing a modest catastrophic benefit with low-income subsidies would provide valuable insurance to the Medicare population. It also would provide a fiscally prudent alternative, allowing policymakers to better gauge future program costs and beneficiary behavior.
Nov 5, 2000 Los Angeles Times