Kerry Weems

Kerry Weems is a former Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and formerly the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget in the US Department of Health and Human Services. He currently advises private equity and leads an alliance devoted to value-based healthcare.

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Kerry Weems Commentary: Medicare and the Social Contract
On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, President Biden released portions of his budget for Fiscal Year 2024. [1] As… Read More
By March 9, 2023
The Debt Ceiling and the Death of Fee for Service
You might not remember Richard Schweiker despite his 20 years in the U.S. House and Senate, despite him… Read More
By February 28, 2023
Medicare Drug Price Negotiation: Real Savings or Just Another Shell Game?
The recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act includes provisions that allow Medicare to directly negotiate prices for both Parts… Read More
By October 20, 2022
Dobbs, Hyde, and Sweaty Tourists
The Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health has not just roiled the political landscape. The… Read More
By August 18, 2022
Dead Seniors Save Congress from Tough Decisions
For the last two years, the Medicare Trustees have been sounding the alarm about the possibility of the… Read More
By June 7, 2022
Capitalism, Perversions, and Health Utilities
The collision of capitalism, healthcare, and a government payment system has produced perversions in the healthcare system that… Read More
By May 17, 2022
Death Math
Many analysts are using “excess deaths” as a proxy for COVID deaths during the pandemic. It’s not that… Read More
By February 24, 2022
Squared Up & Taking Shots: Our Stories from Vaccination Lines
What do the United Center, a church gymnasium and a community pool have in common? Some folks on… Read More
By , and March 18, 2021
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (A Budget)
The Biden Administration’s top health priorities are COVID and strengthening the Affordable Care Act. The initial flurry of… Read More
By February 25, 2021
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