We’re excited to introduce and welcome Ted Marmor to our blogging community. Ted will be providing quarterly round-ups on the debate around health care reform.
Ted is Professor Emeritus of Yale University. He taught for three decades in three units: the School of Management, the Department of Political Science, and the Law School. He was educated at Harvard University (B.A. and PhD) and was a graduate fellow at Wadham College, Oxford. From 1992 to 2003, he was the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s post-doctoral program in health policy, and in 2001 the Foundation also awarded him an Investigator Award in Health Policy.
Ted is primarily a scholar of the modern welfare state, with special emphasis on health and pension issues. The author (or co-author) of thirteen books, he has published over 200 articles in a wide range of scholarly journals. His opinion essays have appeared in major US newspapers—including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe. The second edition of The Politics of Medicare appeared in 2000; the first edition of this book launched his career in health politics, policy and law. His best known other works include Understanding Health Care Reform (Yale Press, 1994), Why Are Some People Healthy and Others Not? (Aldine de Gruyter, 1994), and America’s Misunderstood Welfare State (Basic Books, 1992) co-authored with Yale colleagues Jerry Mashaw and Philip Harvey. A collection of his recent articles appeared in 2007: Fads Fallacies and Foolishness in Medical Management and Policy (World Scientific Publishing). In 2005, the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis chose his jointly authored article “Comparative Perspectives and Policy Learning in the World of Health Care,” with Richard Freeman and Kieke Okma, as its best article of the year. Yale University Press in 2009 published his co-edited book, Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care, and in the summer of 2012 brought out Politics, Health and Health care: Selected Essays, co-authored with Rudolf Klein.
Ted began his public career as a special assistant to Wilbur Cohen (Secretary of HEW) in the mid-1960s. He has been an associate dean of Minnesota’s School of Public Affairs, a faculty member at the University of Chicago, the head of Yale’s Center for Health Studies, a member of President Carter’s Commission on the 1980s Agenda, and a senior social policy advisor to Walter Mondale in the Presidential campaign of 1984. He has testified before Congress about medical care reform, social security, and welfare issues and has been a consultant to governmental and non-profit agencies as well as private firms. He has served recently as an expert witness in cases involving asbestos liability, pharmaceutical pricing fraud cases, and health financing controversies. He lectures on policy and management issues and has been a commentator on television and radio networks. Ted, an emeritus fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Social Insurance and since 2009 a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. He now divides his time among executive teaching, trial testimony as an expert, and public speaking and writing.
Some of his recent, representative work includes:
- American Health Policy in 2012: An Undeniable Problem in Governance
- From HMOs to ACOs: The Quest for the Holy Grail in U.S. Health Policy (with Oberlander)
- Raising Medicare Age Won’t Work (with Mashaw)
- A Thinly Disguised Assault on Medicare (with Mashaw)