Industry’s Voice in Health Policy

  • Richard H. Egdahl
  • Diana Chapman Walsh
  • Willis B. Goldbeck

Part of the Industry and Health Care book series (SSIND, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Willis B. Goldbeck
      Pages 3-15
  3. Government Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Lawrence C. Horowitz, John J. Salmon, Stanley B. Jones
      Pages 41-51
    3. Jonathan E. Fielding
      Pages 61-72
  4. Private Sector Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Paul M. Ellwood Jr., Jan Peter Ozga, Kenneth W. White, Paul W. Earle
      Pages 75-87
    3. Cramer M. Gilmore II, Max W. Fine, Bert Seidman
      Pages 88-102
  5. Public and Private Together at the Local Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. John Brown, Ronald A. Hurst, Harry P. Cain Jr.
      Pages 105-117
    3. Joseph G. Kozlowski
      Pages 118-122
  6. The Challenge Revisited

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Richard H. Egdahl
      Pages 125-131
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 133-136

About this book


It is a pleasure to introduce this special volume of the Industry and Health Care Series. It is special for the best of reasons: it is primarily written by industry representatives. Using the Washing­ ton Business Group on Health 1978 Annual Meeting as its starting point, this volume captures the feelings, concerns, and experience of many who are leading industry's increasingly significant presence in health policy and economics. While many of the largest companies achieve more sophisticated levels of involvement, the fact remains that most companies of all sizes and especially the smaller businesses either will not or cannot devote the time or resources to become active participants. We hope this volume will help demonstrate the value of even one person's commit­ ment. Although our organizational focus is Washington, the WBGH rec­ ognizes that, in the long run, the quality and cost of the health care most Americans receive will be-and should be-determined at the local level. To let this happen without industry involvement would represent an abdication of both responsibility and opportunity. Fortunately, we see a growth of industry involvement, growth not just in terms of numbers but also in terms of the scope of activities. • Recognizing that the key to changing provider behavior is to change the economic incentives, emanating from the major payers, em- vi Preface ployers are subjecting their employee benefit plans to the most com­ plete scrutiny in many years.


Gesundheitswesen Industrie Krankenversicherung Policy Soziale Kosten Vereinigte Staaten /Industrie, Handwerk Vereinigte Staaten /Sozialpolitik, Sozialarbeit Voice competition health policy regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard H. Egdahl
    • 1
  • Diana Chapman Walsh
    • 1
  • Willis B. Goldbeck
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Industry and Health CareBoston University Health Policy InstituteBostonUSA
  2. 2.Washington Business Group on HealthUSA

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