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Can Employers Lead America to a Sustainable Market-Based Health Care System?

Dec 2003
Policy Brief
By  Alain Enthoven
Alain Enthoven is the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus. He is one of the nation’s leading experts and speakers on the areas of healthcare and managed care. Enthoven has held a wide variety of positions in both the government and corporate worlds. These include his work as the assistant secretary of defense, an economist with the RAND Corporation, and the president of Litton Medical Products. In 1977, while serving as a consultant to the Carter Administration, he designed and proposed The Consumer Choice Health Plan, a plan for universal health insurance based on managed competition in the private sector. Enthoven was appointed Chairman of the California Managed Health Care Improvement Task Force by former Governor Pete Wilson. He is now Chairman of the Stanford University committee on faculty/staff human resources, grappling with the problem of soaring health care costs for university employees.