Robert B. Hackey is professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College. He is the author of Cries of Crisis: Rethinking the Health Care Debate published in 2012 by the University of Nevada Press. His previous books include The New Politics of State Health Policy (University Press of Kansas, 2001) and Rethinking Health Care Policy: The New Politics of State Regulation (Georgetown University Press, 1997), co-edited with David Rochefort. His articles on health care reform, hospital regulation, and certificate-of-need laws have appeared in the Journal of Economic Issues, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, the Journal of Trauma, and Medical Care Review, among others. In 2008, he was recognized as Professor of the Year for the State of Rhode Island by the Carnegie/CASE U.S. Professors of the Year Program.