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Willis (Bill) Gradison
(R-OH) A former Republican House member from Ohio who now heads of the Health Insurance Association of America,
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1992: Resigned from Congress shortly after winning re-election to become a lobbyist for the Health Insurance Association of America,
1995 June 27: Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director [Robert] Reischauer has been named to head a new National Academy of Social Insurance panel to study the restructuring of Medicare, the academy plans to announce today.
Reischauer, now with the Brookings Institution, will head a 19-person steering committee looking into "Restructuring Medicare for the Long Term," as the academy calls its initiative, according to a prepared statement.
The academy is a non-profit, nonpartisan research and education organization
devoted to the study of income security, healthcare finance, and related public and private programs. The academy said it plans a national conference on Medicare in Washington in January 1997 as part of its effort to spread the word about its findings or recommendations.
people on the steering committee. include:
- Willis Gradison, a former Republican House member from Ohio who now heads of the Health Insurance Association of America,
- Martha Phillips of the Concord Coalition,
- Lonnie Bristow of the American Medical Association,
- Charles (Chip) Kahn and aide with the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee
- Gail Wilensky of Project Hope.
2004: LA Times article: Former Rep. Bill Gradison, an Ohio Republican, said he was first sought out for a job lobbying for the health insurance industry shortly after winning reelection in 1992. Gradison, who was a senior Republican on an important health subcommittee, resigned from the House to take the job a few months later.