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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 in 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: Eight reasons why the GOP healthcare bill ultimately failed


July 21, 2017

Asked about his Bay of Pigs fiasco, President John F. Kennedy responded, "Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan." The opposite is true for the latest iteration of the GOP healthcare bill, which would have eliminated insurance coverage for more than 20 million people.

Editorial: 'This is a disaster'


July 14, 2017

Guess how many healthcare groups are lining up to support the Better Care Reconciliation Act? None. Which begs the question of why the Senate would move forward in the face of so much opposition.

Editorial: How to keep payment reform moving ahead


July 07, 2017

The only silver lining in the massive storm cloud hovering over the Affordable Care Act is the persistence of bipartisan support for payment reforms aimed at improving healthcare quality and lowering its cost.

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