This is a short but insightful interview that was recorded at the 2014 National Healthcare CXO & CFO Summit hosted by marcus evans and sponsored by the Healthcare Executives Network.
Dr. Jonathan Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, where he has taught since 1992. He is also the Director of the Health Care Program at the
National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is a Research Associate, and President Elect of the
American Society of Health Economists. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. He has published more
than 150 research articles, has edited six research volumes, and is the author of Public Finance and
Public Policy, a leading undergraduate text, and Health Care Reform, a graphic novel. In 2006 he
received the American Society of Health Economists Inaugural Medal for the best health economist in the
nation aged 40 and under.
During the 1997-1998 academic year, Dr. Gruber was on leave as Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Economic Policy at the Treasury Department. From 2003-2006 he was a key architect of Massachusetts’
ambitious health reform effort, and in 2006 became an inaugural member of the Health Connector Board,
the main implementing body for that effort. During 2009-2010 he served as a technical consultant to the
Obama Administration and worked with both the Administration and Congress to help craft the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act. In 2011 he was named “One of the Top 25 Most Innovative and
Practical Thinkers of Our Time” by Slate Magazine. In both 2006 and 2012 he was rated as one of the
top 100 most powerful people in health care in the United States by Modern Healthcare Magazine.