Arjun Parasher
Medical Student

Arjun Parasher

Arjun Parasher is a third year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He was also a Gates Scholar in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Archive: Arjun Parasher

The way forward

So what message has Massachusetts conveyed with the election of Scott Brown? Americans, particularly independent voters, desire a bipartisan solution.

By Arjun Parasher | January 22, 2010; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can't be everything to everyone

While this compromise has produced a bill that leaves both liberals and conservatives wanting, no single bill would ever have done everything for everyone.

By Arjun Parasher | December 22, 2009; 02:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up, up, and away

Health care costs are soaring - bankrupting patients, providers, employers, and taxpayers alike. Since 1999, employer-sponsored insurance premiums have risen by 131 percent. Spending on Medicare and Medicaid, which already consumes 21% of the federal budget, will double in the...

By Arjun Parasher | November 2, 2009; 10:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Let's make it better

Health insurance exchanges should be open to all Americans, increasing choice, encouraging competition and reducing costs.

By Arjun Parasher | October 19, 2009; 11:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Co-Ops: A Design of Politics

In hopes of extinguishing concerns of a government takeover and reducing the political risk for moderate senators, health-care co-ops have emerged as a compromise solution to the highly-contested public option.

By Arjun Parasher | August 23, 2009; 11:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Public Option and the Lessons of Clintoncare

The national discourse has been dominated by the public option and suspicions of a government takeover of health care. These qualms now threaten to derail wider reform.

By Arjun Parasher | August 8, 2009; 09:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

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