Articles

  • America’s Greatness and “Real” Healthcare Reform

    by Bill Frist

      By William H. Frist, MD, Former US Senate Majority Leader, and Ejaz Elahi, Dresner Partners Introduction. In this article, we review the current state of the healthcare landscape, the fundamental causes of how we got here, and the legislative response. In addition, we offer a view to the likely future direction of the healthcare…

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  • University of Alabama – Health Care Reform Summit

    by Bill Frist

    I spoke last Thursday, February 17th, at the Health Care Reform Summit hosted by the University of Alabama Business School. Here is my full talk on the scope and intent of Obamacare, a little “inside baseball” on the passage of the bill, and the way forward. University of Alabama – Health Care Reform Summit from…

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  • In Case You Missed It… RealClearPolitics : Newsmaker Interview with Bill Frist

    by Bill Frist

    RCP: Republican candidates are pledging to repeal the health care bill, and with your background in medicine and also as a leader in the Senate acutely aware of policy-making, what’s the best way for Republicans to proceed? Frist: Republicans will not repeal the fundamentals of the new law. Because of the law’s unpopularity with so…

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  • Health care, education, and places to go, things to do

    by Bill Frist

    The federal health care law has a lot in common with TennCare, says former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. “They both began with a benefit package that was very rich and had no effective cost controls or cost accountability in the system,” Frist said during a recent conversation in Washington. There are elements within…

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  • Frist Named As Vice Chair For First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Foundation

    by Bill Frist

    Partnership for a Healthier America Expands Leadership, Naming Board of Directors and Honorary Vice Chairs Sen. Frist, Mayor Booker Join First Lady Michelle Obama as Honorary Leaders of Childhood Obesity Foundation Nine-Member Board of Directors Brings Vast Array of Experience and Expertise to Support Partnership, Guide its Activities Washington, DC – The Partnership for a Healthier…

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  • Frist Reacts to Health Care Overhaul

    by Bill Frist

    With Congress passing the Health Care Reform Bill last night, Senator Frist has been doing several interviews discussing his take on the bill and what it means for this country. Here is Senator Frist’s interview on CNBC about the Health Care Reform Bill.

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  • Frist / Breaux Op-Ed in Politico

    by Bill Frist

    (Politico, March 19, 2010) By Sen. Bill Frist, M.D. and Sen. John Breaux Though we come from different political backgrounds and disagree on key aspects of health-care reform, we share a deep concern about provisions of proposed legislation that would establish a super-powerful board to dictate the future of Medicare. While the new entity, an…

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  • Senator Frist Discusses Health Reform on TV

    by Bill Frist

    Senator Frist has been on TV lately discussing the recent Health Care Summit.  Here is the link to watch Senator Frist on Charlie Rose, on 2/25/10.  Below is his appearance on Larry King Live.

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  • A Historic and Dangerous Senate Mistake

    by Bill Frist

    By Bill Frist Published: February 26, 2010 Using ‘reconciliation’ to ram through health reform would only deepen partisan passions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced that while Democrats have a number of options to complete health-care legislation, he may use the budget reconciliation process to do so. This would be an unprecedented, dangerous and…

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  • Sen. Frist in The New York Times: How the G.O.P. Can Fix Health Care

    by Bill Frist

    In a bid to reopen the debate over health care reform, President Obama has arranged a televised bipartisan meeting this Thursday. Republican leaders in Congress have been invited to bring their best ideas for slowing the growth of health care expenditures and expanding the number of insured Americans. The Op-Ed editors asked five conservative thinkers…

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  • Don’t Give Up on Healthcare in 2010

    by Bill Frist

    Americans have once again demonstrated when it comes to health reform, they are most comfortable with incremental, not comprehensive, policy changes. With an increasingly distrustful public, a real-dollar price tag of over $2 trillion, policies that fail to address out-of-control cost escalation and a federal debt that is projected to grow from $12.3 to $21…

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  • Met the new Girl Scouts CEO

    by Bill Frist

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  • About to Tape a CNN Interview

    by Bill Frist

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  • Everyday Life in Somalia

    by Bill Frist

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  • Helping in Haiti

    by Bill Frist

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  • East Africa – The Children’s Famine

    by Bill Frist

    As I write this, East Africa is in turmoil. Roughly 12 millions people, almost 5 million of which are children, along the Horn of Africa are experiencing the worst drought in sixty years. Tens of thousands have already died and millions more are at risk, especially children, who are dying at such a rate this…

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  • TN SCORE Summit Recap

    by Bill Frist

    Hosted at beautiful David Lipscomb University in Nashville, the Summit gathered together over 500 stakeholders from around the South for two days of panel discussions, breakout sessions, networking, and informal conversations all based on improving rural education and communities. Session topics included using technology to improve student achievement, strategies for improving high school graduation and…

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  • SCORE is used as Case Study in National Report

    by Bill Frist

    03.26.10 Tennessee SCORE is a case study in a new Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network report, “The Race to Reform: How Education Reform Advocates are Leveraging Race to the Top,” which tells the stories of state advocacy groups with an “outsized” impact on public education policy. The report opens with a description of SCORE and the collaborative…

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  • Medicine as a Currency for Peace Through Global Health Diplomacy

    by Bill Frist

    The twenty-first century has seen the rise of a new nexus, one that generates a remarkable opportunity for medicine and health to serve as a powerful currency for peace. Two trends define this nexus. The first is globalization and all the interconnections this phenomenon has produced among populations previously isolated from one another in almost…

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  • Leading the Fight Against Global HIV/AIDS

    by Bill Frist

    The following is text of remarks delivered on the Senate floor.  May 14, 2003 – Senate Floor Remarks Mr. President, the size of HIV is about 100 nanometers. That is tiny, microscopic, and invisible to the naked eye. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. If you divide 3 feet, into 1 billion parts, and…

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  • May 2003 Senate Floor Remarks on HIV/AIDS

    by Bill Frist

    The following is text of remarks delivered on the Senate floor.  May 13, 2003 – Senate Floor Remarks Mr. President, the sequence we just walked through is very important. The sense of urgency for the HIV/AIDS legislation, for me, really boils down to the fact that every 10 seconds somebody is dying from this little…

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  • January 2003 Senate Floor Remarks on HIV/AIDS

    by Bill Frist

    The following is text of remarks delivered on the Senate floor.  Jan. 30, 2003 – Senate Floor Remarks Mr. President, for a few moments before closing tonight–and we have had a very productive day and we will make the more formal announcements in about 15 minutes or so–I take a few moments addressing an issue…

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