Mary O'Neil Mundinger

Mary O'Neil Mundinger

Mary O'Neil Mundinger is the dean of the Columbia University School of Nursing.

Archive: Mary O'Neil Mundinger

A symptom of the problem

Think how costly car insurance would be if only those with bad records had to keep their coverage.....and all of us good drivers decided not to be insured.

By Mary O'Neil Mundinger | March 8, 2010; 01:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

A wake up call to Congress

Obama's bold proposal, upping penalty for those who don't sign up for insurance and on companies who don't insure employees is a wake up call to congress that he is serious about achieving universal coverage which is the absolutely first...

By Mary O'Neil Mundinger | February 25, 2010; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (2)

Individual mandate means lower costs

Only when everyone is required to have health insurance -- just as car drivers must have car insurance -- will the costs go down.

By Mary O'Neil Mundinger | February 17, 2010; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (1)

Require insurance; reform Medicare

Only the requirement that everyone carry insurance will allow lower prices for everyone. Starting small could work but the first thing would be to reform Medicare to ensure the right care at the right time for a condition requiring that care.

By Mary O'Neil Mundinger | February 4, 2010; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

The wrong focus

This was a pro-business talk with a small, ineffective and poorly developed health focus.

By Mary O'Neil Mundinger | January 28, 2010; 06:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dismayed at this outcome

Kennedy would never have taken the vote for granted. The 60 vote majority is something he would have worked brilliantly and ceaselessly to secure.

By Mary O'Neil Mundinger | January 20, 2010; 11:17 AM ET | Comments (1)

Reform Medicare first

Use some funds to reform Medicare in the next two years and then make it the public option -- at full cost -- for those ages 55 to 65 in 2012.

By Mary O'Neil Mundinger | December 15, 2009; 09:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

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