Robert Laszewski

President, Health Policy and Strategy Associates

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President of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a consulting firm in Virginia, whose clients include insurance companies, drug makers, doctors and hospitals; blogger at the Health Care Policy and Marketplace

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Earlier this week, it was the  Senate .

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Since President Harry Truman introduced the idea 60 years ago, the American Medical Association has opposed every effort at a government overhaul of the healthcare system.

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Conventional wisdom has it that  healthcare reform  is in big trouble, especially with conservative, "Blue Dog" Democrats worried about next year's elections.

Healthcare Reform: Is the President Doing It Right…or Not?

Conventional wisdom has it that healthcare reform is in big trouble, especially with conservative, "Blue Dog" Democrats worried about next year's elections.

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