health economics http://wamc.org en Professor Shirley Johnson-Lans - Chair of Economics, Vassar College http://wamc.org/post/professor-shirley-johnson-lans-chair-economics-vassar-college <p>For more on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health care reform, WAMC&rsquo;S Brian Shields spoke with Vassar College economics professor <a href="http://irving.vassar.edu/faculty/sj/sj.htm">Shirley Johnson-Lans</a>, author of <a href="http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Health-Economics-Primer-A/9780321136695.page"><em>The Health Economics Primer</em></a>, who says the upholding by the court of the individual mandate requiring those who can afford it to buy health insurance is the backbone of the Obama plan.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:45:00 +0000 Brian Shields 42131 at http://wamc.org