Articles by Robert Betz Ph.D.

Sticker Shock

Consumers seeking insurance through state and federal exchanges are making tough decisions in regards to coverage options I recently attended a strategy meeting with a…


A Tough Sell

Why aren’t young people buying in to the ACA? The joke goes like this: A new sales guy for a dog food company attends his…


Why God Made a Pharmacist

Coordination of medication reconciliation information continues to play a major role in every healthcare setting today Paul Harvey, the radio commentator, was one of the…



Compare and Contrast

Similarities and differences between U.S. and German GPOs Otto von Bismarck was the “Iron Chancellor” of Germany. He dominated European affairs for decades. Among his…


Best Possible Price

“The Rise of Device Benefit Management” and their use by insurance companies to drive down the cost of implantable medical devices. Charles Darwin once said…


Not so Fast

Obamacare may be back at the Supreme Court this year It was that sage Yogi Berra, who once observed “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”…


This Town

Washington grapples with the fiscal cliff and deficit reduction The great lyrist Roger Miller once sang “If you ever want to be depressed just come…


Narrowbanding

How upcoming FCC regulation affects healthcare providers Nikola Tesla developed the idea for the radio in 1893. It wasn’t until 1901, that Guglielmo Marconi sent…


The SCOTUS Ruling

What it decided and means for Medicaid moving forward On Thursday, June 28, 2012 the United States Supreme Court issued its decision on the constitutionality…