Deborah Stone

Deborah Stone is a fellow at the Open Society Institute and holds an investigator award in health policy from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Recent Articles

A Darker Ribbon

I've always wondered where the money goes when I pay extra to the U.S. Post Office for a sheet of breast cancer stamps, when I buy daffodils from the American Cancer Society, or when I pledge a donation to someone running a race for the cure. Or, for that matter, when I give money to a Boston breast cancer center, which I do ever since I was terrorized by a lump that mercifully turned out benign.

Rationing Compassion

"I had begun to feel that we were part of some psychology experiment whose design was to see how quickly we could abandon our humanity."

--Dr. Linda Peeno, an ex-medical director and claims reviewer for HMOs, confessing why she quit, in U.S. News and World Report, March 9, 1998.