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Merrill Goozner

Editor Emeritus

Merrill Goozner served as Editor of Modern Healthcare from December 2012 to April 2017. As Editor Emeritus, he continues to write a weekly column, participate in Modern Healthcare education, events and awards programs and provide guidance on coverage related to healthcare transformation issues. Over the course of his four decades journalism, he served as a foreign, national and chief economics correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and professor of journalism at New York University. He is the author of The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs (University of California Press, 2004), and has contributed articles to numerous publications. Goozner earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's in history from the University of Cincinnati, where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.

Editorial: Curing the sickness at the heart of healthcare


April 15, 2017

Who's responsible for making the U.S. healthcare system the most expensive in the world? If you are a top hospital or insurance executive, a well-paid physician or a drug company official or stockholder, the answer lies in the mirror.

Editorial: Which Scott Gottlieb will run the FDA?


April 08, 2017

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is by far the most conflicted person nominated to run the 111-year-old Food and Drug Administration. If the Office of Government Ethics was doing its job, it wouldn't let him near the commissioner's chair for at least a year.

Editorial: A bold proposal for Trumpcare 2.0


April 01, 2017

It was notable that so many conservative activists and pundits rushed to abandon the Republican Party's promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare in the wake of Trumpcare's humiliating defeat in the House of Representatives.

Editorial: Some insurance benefits are essential


March 25, 2017

The House of Representatives last week postponed voting to gut Obamacare after new provisions weakening the essential benefits guarantee failed to win support from right-wing Republicans, who are opposed to any form of subsidized health insurance.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Honoring values that will endure


March 25, 2017

The two honorees being inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame for 2017 dedicated their careers to promoting two key building blocks for organizational success in healthcare: leadership diversity and effective nurse leaders.

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