Janet Weiner, PhD, MPH @weinerja

Let’s Talk About Academic Blogging

Apr. 1, 2021

The best blogs are like good conversations. They’re engaging, enlightening, and easy to understand. As an academic blogger, your job is to get and keep your reader’s interest. Once you have that, you can give your perspective on something—a study, a news item, or a policy—and increase the chances that your work can have an impact beyond the academic sphere.

Burns Calls BS on CVS-Aetna Merger

Jul. 23, 2018

[Editor's note: on August 1, 2018, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recommended that the United States Department of Justice sue to block the proposed merger.]

The proposed $69 billion merger of CVS and Aetna drew sharp criticism in a June California Insurance Commission hearing, including from LDI Senior Fellow Lawton R.  Burns, PhD, MBA, Professor of Health Care Management in the Wharton School.

‘A Giant Step in the Wrong Direction’

Jun. 26, 2017

Forty economists and health policy experts, including Dan Polsky and Zeke Emanuel, have signed a strongly worded letter opposing the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.