Modern Healthcare Staff
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.
The incoming administration faces a stark choice. It can dramatically expand antitrust enforcement and rely on competition to drive down costs, or vigorously pursue payment reform and aggressively push providers into risk-based pay arrangements.
Legal challenges could keep the presidential race up in the air for weeks. But no matter who eventually occupies the White House, the next president faces a divided Congress, which makes passing major healthcare legislation an unlikely prospect.