Bob Hackey joined the faculty of the Health Policy and Management program at
Providence College faculty in 1999, and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2002. He
was appointed as Director of the HPM program in 2010. His principal areas of teaching and
research include health care reform, hospital regulation, health planning and certificate
of need regulation, and health care in popular culture. 

Health care reform

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The Politics of Reform, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (2000)

Comments on the implication of individual health insurance market reform for policy making in the...

 

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Symbolic Politics and Health Care Reform in the 1940s and 1990s, Cultural Strategies of Agenda Denial: Avoidance, Attack, and Redefinition (1997)
 

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The Politics of Trauma System Development, Journal of Trauma (1995)
 

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Regulatory Regimes and State Health Policy, The Politics of State Health Care Reform (1994)
 

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The Illogic of Health Care Reform: Policy Dilemmas for the 1990s, Polity (1993)

After more than a half century, supporters of health care reform now argue that the...

 

Hospital regulation

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Groping for Autonomy: The Federal Government and American Hospitals, Journal of Economic Issues (1999)

This article chronicles the slow but steady emergence of countervailing power in the hospital industry...

 

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Negotiating Cost Increases: The Rhode Island Experience, Health Care Systems Economics Report (1997)
 

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Hard Choices in Health Care Regulation: Monitoring the Quality of Hospital Laboratory Services (with Donald C. Williams), Ethical Dilemmas in Public Administration (1996)
 

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Setting Limits Through Global Budgeting: Hospital Regulation in Rhode Island, Spectrum: The Journal of State Government (1996)
 

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Regulatory Regimes and State Cost Containment Programs, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1993)
 

Certificate of need regulation

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Institutional Design and Regulatory Performance: Rethinking State Certificate of Need Programs (with Peter F. Fuller), New England Journal of Public Policy (1998)

The success of state efforts to control rising health care costs depends on the incentives...

 

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New Wine in Old Bottles: Certificate of Need Enters the 1990s, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1993)

Although state certificate- of-need (CON) programs have been the subject of intense criticism over the...

 

Books

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Cries of Crisis: Rethinking the Health Care Debate (2012)

Since the late 1960s, health care in the United States has been described as a...

 

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The New Politics of State Health Policy (with David Rochefort) (2001)

With the collapse of national health care reform efforts in the early 1990s, states emerged...

 

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Rethinking Health Care Policy: The New Politics of State Regulation (1998)

States are increasingly important players in the current efforts to reform U.S. health care, as...

 

Reviews

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Review of "Experiencing Politics" by John E. McDonough, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (2002)

Reviews the book 'Experiencing Politics: A Legislator's Stories of Government and Health Care,' by John...

 

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Making Sense of Medicaid Reform, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (2000)

Reviews the books 'Medicaid Reform and the American States: Case Studies of Managed Care,' by...