Glenn Melnick

Director of the Center for Healthcare Finance Research at the USC School of Policy Planning and Development

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Glenn Melnick on KCRW

Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders introduced his Medicare for All plan in Congress today.

Is it Repeal-and-Replace all over again?

Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders introduced his Medicare for All plan in Congress today.

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Today’s  LA Times  reports that almost two dozen hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange Counties are in danger of bankruptcy or closure.

How Serious Is the Financial Crisis Facing LA Area Hospitals?

Today’s LA Times reports that almost two dozen hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange Counties are in danger of bankruptcy or closure.

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