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  • Don’t Die With Your Music Still Inside of You

    I fully intended to write regarding a New Yorker article about the ACA (which was very misguided by the way) by Dr. Atul Gawande.  As I was driving into the office today, listening to a book I recently purchased and heard a quote from Liz Murray “Don’t die with your music still inside you.”  If you don’t know who Liz

  • Mixed Messages in Obamacare

      I recently read two articles highlighting some efforts to enhance young people to sign-up for the Insurance via the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare).  The articles highlighted two ads coming out of Colorado and trying to link insurance to a cool statement.  I guess I don’t disagree with the effort to entice young people to

  • The Cost of End of Life Care

    I had an interesting conversation on the way back to the office today with my colleague. We had just attended a lecture around health care reform and the goals that it hopes to obtain – lower health care costs with better health outcomes. During the lecture, my colleague didn’t have the opportunity to ask a question, but wondered why they

  • Twilight Zone: What if Apple Launched

    I was a little under the weather this week and had some time to kill, so I followed both Apple’s final earnings call of 2013 and-quite tangentially- the Congressional grilling of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the startup of, quite closely.  Oddly, I was able to draw many parallels between the two.  Maybe it was just too much Nyquil.

  • Building a Team

    I have often been asked as a small business owner, how do you grow your team with the right people?  I have a few different perspectives on this, one as an employee and the other as a small business owner. In my former life, I had the ability to work for a small ($17 Million) organization that went through a