Paul Ginsburg, president of the nonpartisan Center for Studying Health System Change, was named research director of a new institute formed by the United Auto Workers and the Detroit Three U.S. automakers to conduct research into financing and delivery of healthcare. The National Institute for Health Care Reform was created as part of deals brokered between the union and Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group and General Motors Co. that shifted the cost burden of retiree healthcare to independent entities called voluntary employees’ beneficiary associations, or VEBAs. The institute will contract with the Center for Studying Health System Change to conduct the research and policy analysis. The not-for-profit institute is governed by a six-member board of directors.
Late News: Ginsburg named as director of new healthcare reform institute
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