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Saving American Health Care

Klepper, Brian R. PhD; Hayes, Patrick G. FACHE; Brown, J. Brooks MD

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management: July 2002 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p 34–40
Managing Group Practice

Over the last two years, a new nonpartisan, not-for-profit group, the Center for Practical Health Reform, has formed to actively work for balanced meaningful change in American health care. The goal is simple: restabilizing the system in ways that will let us sustain the primarily market-based approach we've had for the last 60 years. This article describes this effort.

Executive Director, Center for Practical Health Reform, Orange Park, Florida (Klepper)

Immediate former CEO of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; founder of Sutter Health in California (Hayes)

Founder of the Brooks Health System, Jacksonville, Florida (Brown)

A condensed version of this article was originally published as “A Non-System in Chaos: Saving American Health Care,” Minnesota Physician, Vol. XV, No. 13 (April 2002). Reprinted by permission.

More information about the Center for Practical Health Reform is available on their website at

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