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.

Women today are buffeted by the demands of family, career, and feminism. Are these demands sometimes morally incompatible? Read more


Insurance companies aren't just selling policies. They're selling ideology too. Read more

Health and Social Policy

The poverty line came from a woman with a passion and a memory. Read more

Economic Policy

Marcus Welby was a myth; doctors have always cared about money. But the for-profit managed care industry makes no pretense: It's offering physicians money to make decisions that are plainly not in the interests of patients. Read more

Health and Social Policy

As provision of care for the sick and the elderly moves from the domestic sphere to the public realm and the market, caregivers often find themselves in the role of bedside bureaucrats. Read more

Health and Social Policy

In a parody of affirmative action, the Senate failed to assess seriously Clarence Thomas's fitness for the Supreme Court. Casualties include blacks, women, Democrads, and the Court's own moral authority. Read more

Law and Justice

AIDS is only one of many conditions that new diagnostics tests predict. But what is the purpose of insurance if people who might get sick are judged unacceptable risks? Read more

Health and Social Policy

For the first time, women are gaining entry to “good” jobs in manufacturing. But some companies, like battery-maker Johnson Controls, say that because of potential fetal health risks, no fertile women need apply. Should the Supreme Court let that policy stand? Read more

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