Bob Laszewski regularly speaks to physicians, hospital executives, employer benefit managers, insurer leaders, and investors. Most are interested in a Bob’s perspective on the changing U.S. health care system including the impact of and outlook for Obamacare, the evolution in employer-provided benefits, the movement to alternative systems of payment and the impact that will have on providers, and the short- and long-term changes the federal deficit will have on health care.
Never have we seen so much simultaneous change in the health care markets. Just as we’re trying to digest all of the changes from Obamacare, health care providers are faced with the prospect of having to adapt to entirely new methods of payment. Employers have also come to a crossroads in providing benefits to their workers now that the federal government is willing to provide health insurance and just as employers are seriously considering defined contribution arrangements.
Which of these trends will survive, which will remain but evolve more slowly, and what will the market look like in the years to come?
These audiences are also interested in Bob’s inside the beltway perspective. Will Republicans repeal Obamacare or ultimately work with Democrats to improve it? What will the courts ultimately do to the law and what impact would judicial action have on the marketplace?
Bob Laszewski was named the Washington Post’s Wonkblog “Pundit of the Year” for 2013 for “one of the most accurate and public accounts” detailing the first few months of the Obamacare rollout.
“No one has a greater knowledge of the Washington health policy scene than Bob Laszewski—political, economic, social, and straight merit dimensions. Bob also has uncanny forecasting powers. And he calls the shots exactly as he sees them, unusual for Washington.”—John McLaughlin, The McLaughlin Group
Robert Laszewski is president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, Inc. (HPSA), a policy and marketplace consulting firm specializing in assisting its clients through the significant health policy and market change afoot. Before forming HPSA in 1992, Mr. Laszewski was chief operating officer of a health and group benefits insurer.
The majority of Mr. Laszewski’s time is spent being directly involved in the marketplace as it comes to grips with the health care cost and quality challenge. HPSA has been involved in the development of organized delivery systems, joint ventures between insurance companies and providers, joint ventures between HMOs and insurance companies, the acquisition and divestiture of blocks of health insurance business, the creation of strategies for workers’ compensation carriers to manage their costs in the changing health care delivery market, and the strategic planning of numerous clients as they come to grips with their response to policy and market driven change.
Bob Laszewski has written and spoken widely on the subject of health care reform and market change. His media appearances include health care features on NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR. Additionally, numerous articles about his ideas have appeared in the national and trade press and he has been regularly quoted in many newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USAToday, and the Washington Post.
While in the insurance industry, he was part of several insurance industry task forces and committees including: serving as chairman of the Provider Relations Committee, serving on the Board Task Force on Cost Containment and on the working group on the ethics of genetic testing and insurance. He was a founding board member of the bipartisan Alliance for Health Reform as well as a member of the Board of Overseers of the C. Everett Koop Foundation at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Medical School.