Edward M Murphy

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About Edward M Murphy

Edward M. Murphy worked in state government from 1979-1995, serving as the commissioner of the Department of Youth Services, commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, and executive director of the Health and Educational Facilities Authority. He recently retired as CEO and chairman of one of the country’s largest providers of services to people with disabilities.

About Edward M Murphy

Edward M. Murphy worked in state government from 1979-1995, serving as the commissioner of the Department of Youth Services, commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, and executive director of the Health and Educational Facilities Authority. He recently retired as CEO and chairman of one of the country’s largest providers of services to people with disabilities.

Stories by Edward M Murphy

The reality of Medicare for All is not what you think

Sanders proposal provides no framework for how to get it done

Progressive taxation — let’s do it right

Raise Up Massachusetts' method is not the way to go

Cost of drugs in the US is an outrage

The blame game, and the emerging consensus to take action

Our Know Nothing heritage on immigration

Trump’s anti-immigration crusade has a historical context

Why does Humira cost less in Europe?

‘Socialized medicine’ fosters more competition than US approach

The real driver of health care spending

An inefficiency gap is boosting costs — and profits

The Mount Ida Rorschach test

Closure raises vexing issues for private colleges and state system

Democrats have a lot to learn from Trump

He won’t drain the swamp, but they should  

Millionaire tax wrong way to play Robin Hood

Rigid constitutional amendment would hinder response to new federal tax law

Drugs are best treatment for opioid abuse

Relying on medication is not a morally compromised approach

Health insurers, despite anxiety, are doing well 

Profits up - in some cases way, way up - in 2d quarter

Deregulated health care not the answer

Medical capitalism works for investors, not patients

Red states dodge a Medicaid bullet

Under-the-radar attempt to repeal entitlement unlikely to go away

Running away from homelessness

Back on My Feet invites homeless people to run with them to feel included and healthy

Dump the millionaire tax

Proposed constitutional amendment doesn’t accomplish its stated goals

Contributing to debate

Public school debate teams give students more than just a good argument

Robbing MIT to pay international reactor

US commitment to ITER limits domestic fusion research funds

A personal form of charity

Small donations have big impact on family homelessness

Fusion: The next big thing

A Q&A with a remarkably optimistic Dennis Whyte from MIT

Radically decentralize DCF’s responsibilities

Child welfare agency needs to be embedded in communities it serves

Testing the market-knows-best hypothesis

A boom in in-patient psychiatric hospital beds in Massachusetts is addressing a need without the typical level of government coordination

Reform through destruction

With public sector turnarounds, incremental change doesn’t always work