Yearly Archives: 2009

The Infinite Loop of Finger Pointing: Chemotherapy, Congress, CMS, & the CBO

“Janice” is dreading her 65th birthday next month, and not for the reasons you might imagine. She is actually proud to be turning 65, especially because doctors told her ten years ago that she only had a year to live. … Read more >

Intel and AMD Announce Settlement of All Antitrust and IP Disputes

Today, Intel and AMD announced that they have settled all legal disputes between the companies, including all antitrust litigation.  Intel strongly believes that our business practices are both fair and lawful. We also note that microprocessor prices have declined significantly year after … Read more >

Winning the War for Independence: The Independence at Home Act

What will it take to get our nation to prepare for the Age Wave and the chronic disease epidemic that is already here? What do we have to do to make home-based care a fundamental priority for government, healthcare, and … Read more >

TED MED conclusion: Juxtaposition & Systemic Thinking at the Dinner Party

Okay, TED MED 2009, after a 5-year hiatus for this conference series, is now over….and I, for one, am glad the conference is back. I’m mentally exhausted as I force myself to pound out these thoughts on the flight back … Read more >

Questioning the Public and the Options: Balancing Big Government & Big Business

I am sitting on a plane on the way to the TEDMED conference (which I plan to blog about here later in the week), scanning the USA Today, trying not to catch the flu from the woman who is clearly … Read more >


Earlier this summer, the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act, HR 2454, a massive bill addressing energy efficiency, green energy, and climate change, the latter through a cap-and-trade proposal. The Senate currently is considering … Read more >

The need for a US – European Union Innovation Dialogue

The leaders of the European Union and the U.S. agreed in April 2007 to establish a Transatlantic Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Integration (the Framework) between the U.S. and the European Union. At the same time they established the Transatlantic Economic … Read more >

Intel Whitepaper: Investing in Sustainable Broadband Adoption

By Margie Dickman, Senior Policy Counsel at Intel Intel just published a brief whitepaper titled “Investing in Sustainable Broadband Adoption”: Investing in Sustainable Broadband Adoption_FINAL.pdfThe paper discusses the significant broadband adoption gap in America: 96% of U.S. households have a … Read more >

What Healthcare Reform Should Learn From Long Term Care

Anyone working on healthcare reform should spend some time observing how a great long term care provider does their job. Long term care providers already think and act in ways that the rest of the healthcare system needs to adopt … Read more >

On Hype and Healthcare Reform: This Too Shall Pass

Ah, here we go again: more lobbing of scary statistics into the healthcare debate and more lobbying of the American people through sensationalizing headlines. We’ve got all the makings of another high political drama in front of us: Republicans Versus … Read more >