• Reject for-profit buyer of Landmark Medical Center

    Providence Journal
    July 14, 2013
    By Ted Almon

  • Attitude is important in Health Reform too

    Providence Business News
    June 4, 2013
    Guest Column by Ted Almon

    It was Henry Ford who said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” His wisdom has an amazing array of applications I can think of and our current effort to overhaul the healthcare system is certainly one.

  • Hospital beds, health planning and controlling costs

    Hospital beds, health planning and controlling costs
    Guest Column: Ted Almon

    In business, many major projects begin with a needs assessment. Since becoming involved with health care reform years ago and helping to form the grassroots reform group today known as HealthRIght, I have long advocated such a planning process for our health care system.

  • Health Insurance Rates and the way we pay Hospitals

    Our company is still negotiating the annual renewal of our Health coverage. According to the insurer’s rate filings, we should probably expect an increase. We know any increase will undoubtedly further erode take up (the number of employees who participate) among our employees who bear 25% of the cost. Dropouts will be among the younger and healthier of course, so the increase in premium may not prove profitable for the insurer. Next year we will be in the same place again.

  • Fix, Don't Nix

    Repertoire Edition: January 2013 - Vol 21 Number 01
    Article#: 4155
    Author: Ted Almon

  • No going back without reform at Landmark hospital

    Personally, I don’t think the situation we face in our economy is helped by the incessant union bashing I hear from many, including the business community. Our economy, more than 70 percent of which is consumer spending, would only benefit from workers having better pay and benefits, and perhaps a bit more disposable income. This is the real purpose of labor unions, which have seen a marked decline in private-sector membership for decades now.