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J.B. Silvers

J.B. Silvers

Professor of Health Finance, Case Western Reserve University

J.B. Silvers, PhD, is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance and professor of banking and finance at Weatherhead School of Management with a joint appointment in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His research in the areas of financial management and health services has been published in numerous journals including the JOURNAL OF FINANCE, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, MEDICAL CARE, ANNALS OF FAMILY MEDICINE, and the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, among others.

Silvers presents regularly on multiple topics, including the Affordable Care Act and healthcare finance. In 2014, he presented a TED talk, “Overcoming History,” sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Washington, DC. Frequently, Silvers contributes commentary to NPR’s Marketplace and other national and local print and broadcast media.

Professionally, Silvers has testified to Congress, several state legislatures, federal and state courts. He has also served on committees at the National Academies and several national and state commissions. Until recently, he was a board member (12 years) and treasurer of the Joint Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC/JCAHO) and a board member of SummaCare Insurance Company (14 years). For seven years Silvers was a commissioner on the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (now MedPAC) advising Congress on Medicare payment. From 1997 to 2000, while on leave, he served as President and CEO of QualChoice Health Plan and Insurance Company. He currently is vice chair of the board at MetroHealth Medical Center. At Weatherhead, he has served as Department Chair, Senior Associate Dean and Interim Dean.

DOJ efforts to kill Obamacare, the cat with 9 lives, could cause health care havoc for millions

Apr 01, 2019 17:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

If the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, were a cat, it would be just about be out of its nine lives. It is amazing that this law, which represented a sea change in how we provide care to almost everyone in the...

US under Trump Series

Why Trump's executive order may compound the health insurance industry's problems

Oct 13, 2017 09:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Health Politics

President Donald Trump has issued the first of what promises to be a series of health insurance executive orders aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. It instructs the government to essentially exempt small...

How did health insurance get so complicated? Here are some answers

May 05, 2017 01:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

With the passage of the Republicans health care act, the House of Representatives seems to be saying that coming up with a plan to insure Americans really wasnt all that hard after all. It just took a bit more of a subsidy...

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

Dec 29, 2016 22:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Theres a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do take risks and pay claims. But, of course, these are the essence of their business! Yet, if they do too much of either,...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries continue to gain ahead of weekly initial jobless claims, 30-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries continued to gain during Thursdays afternoon session, ahead of the countrys weekly initial jobless claims, scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT, and the super-long 30-year Note auction, also due...

German bunds trade tad higher after May consumer price inflation remains unchanged

The German bunds traded tad higher during European trading session Thursday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of May rose, although the extent of gain remained steady when compared to that in...

BoJ likely to stand pat at June 19-20 policy meeting amid rising pressure to cut interest rate, says ANZ Research

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is not expected to adopt any policy change at its June 1920 meeting, amid growing pressure for the central bank to cut its policy rate, according to the latest report from ANZ Research. The BoJ...

USD/KRW likely to rally through 1,200 along with USD/CNH breaking above 7.0 if US-China trade talks break down at Osaka Summit, says Scotiabank

The USD/KRW currency pair is expected to rally through 1,200 along with USD/CNH breaking above 7.0 if the US-China trade talks break down at the Osaka Summit or later, according to the latest research report from...

Australia’s employment rises strongly in May, temporarily owing to election impact

Australias rose by a strong 42.3k during the month of May, almost matching the revised gain for April, though an increase in the participation rate to a fresh record high kept the unemployment rate at 5.2 percent,...

Politics

Melania Trump Fashion: Over $56,000 Estimated Cost of FLOTUS Day 1 Wardrobe in London

It was not a surprise that United States First Lady Melania Trump made headlines for her wardrobe during their three-day official visit in the United Kingdom last June 3-5. Being a former model, she is expected to be one...

Donald Trump Fires Joe Biden Tirades, Calls Ex-VP ‘Weakest Mentally’ as 2020 Campaigns Heat Up

There may be more than one year away from the 2020 Presidential election in the United States, but expect the exchange of fiery words to begin now. President Donald Trump, in fact, has just called former Vice President Joe...

Vladimir Putin 'Bromance': Will Donald Trump Ties Dampen as China's Xi Jinping Calls Russian President His 'Best Friend'

Very shortly after Donald Trump got elected as the 45th President of the United States, his relationship with Russias Vladimir Putin has been a great matter of interest to many. Things are likely to become much more...

Melania Trump Fashion: First Lady's High-End Wardrobe Wows at UK Visit

United States First Lady Melania Trump joined his husband, President Donald Trump, at this years official state visit to the United Kingdom that concluded on Wednesday. Since the first couple spent most of their time...

Donald Trump on Climate Change: POTUS Tells Prince Charles America Has ‘Cleanest Climate’; Blames Pollution on China, India, and Russia

Donald Trump, the President of the United States, has always had an intriguing stand on climate change. But he revealed that it was actually one of the topics he discusses with Prince Charles during his official state...

Science

Marijuana News: Cannabis Use Could be Traced Back to 2,500 Years in Western China, Researchers Find

The legalization of marijuana use, whether medical and/or recreational, remains one of the highly debated topics all over the world. Interestingly, researchers found that people from 2,500 years ago have started consuming...

HIV/AIDS Cure: Known Leukemia Drug Is Potentially an Effective Treatment With No Rebound

HIV, which can later develop into AIDS, and cancer are some of the most menacing diseases globally mostly because a complete cure has not been developed yet. However, a group of scientists recently announced their findings...

The gene therapy revolution is here. Medicine is scrambling to keep pace

This article is an edited extract from Elizabeth Finkels address Gene therapy: cure but at what cost? to the National Press Club June 5 2019. Were publishing it as part of our occasional series Zoom Out, where authors...

Cancer Cure: Chances to Survive Breast Cancer Increase With New Drug

While a complete cure for cancer has yet to be discovered, many scientists are working hard to improve treatment regimens and drugs to improve the survival rate among patients. Recently, a group of researchers announced...

HIV/AIDS Cure Still Elusive But Number of New Infections, Related Deaths Continue to Decline

There may not be an available cure for HIV/AIDS just yet, but data shows that the efforts to end the epidemic has been having great results in the previous years. The cases of new infections and HIV-related deaths have...

Technology

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ Release Date: Should Developers Buff the Orc Faction?

Its six months into 2019 and Blizzard is still maintaining its silence about Warcraft 3: Reforged. It was initially assumed that the beta version will come out sometime during the spring but those months have come and gone...

iOS Jailbreak News: Supposedly Jailbreak-Proof iOS 13 Cracked a Week After Beta 1's Release

Prior to the official announcement of iOS 13, there had been rumors that this years mobile software update from Apple is designed to be jailbreak-proof. However, a developer immediately proved that wrong just a week after...

‘Age of Empire 4’ Release Date, Latest News: Microsoft's Executive VP of Gaming Offers New Information About RTS Title

Age of Empire 4 isnt expected to come out any time soon as the development phase of the real-time strategy title is still in its early stages. To get a glimpse how far along the developers are, PCGamer spoke with Phil...

Microsoft Surface Book 3 Release Date: Third Entry Rumored to Have Dual-Screen Display as Hinted by Patent Filing

Although the Surface Book 3 is expected to be another costly product, theres still an active market thats highly expecting it mainly due to what it brings on the table. The bad news is that Microsoft has yet to break its...

Pocophone F2 Rumors, Latest News: Why the RedMi K20 is the Perfect Successor of the Pocophone F1

Details surrounding the Pocophone F2 is still scarce despite the midrange market clamoring when Xiaomi will release the second variant. For a smartphone manufacturer that struck gold with its device, its quite curious why...
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