Maggie Mahar is an author and financial journalist who has written extensively about the American health care system. Her book, Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much, was the inspiration for the documentary, Money Driven Medicine (which Mahar also co-wrote).
She is a prolific blogger, writing at HealthBeat Blog since 2007 and, more starting in 2012, at the Health Insurance Resource Center. Her work for healthinsurance.org also includes research behind the site's health insurance penalty calculator and background on Congressional health care legislation for HealthReformVotes.org, a special project of healthinsurance.org.
Before she began writing about health care and health policy, Mahar was a financial journalist, writing for Barron’s, Time Inc., and The New York Times among others.
Mahar's first book, Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust 1982-2003, was recommended by Warren Buffet in Berkshire Hathaway’s annual report. For more on her books, click here.
In an earlier career, Mahar was an English professor at Yale University where she taught 19th and 20th century literature.