Ted Marmor is Professor Emeritus in three units of Yale University: the School of Management, the School of Law, and the Department of Political Science. From1992 to 2003, he was the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s post-doctoral program in health policy, and in 2001, the Foundation awarded him an Investigator Award in Health Policy. Professor Marmor has taught at the Universities of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Chicago, and at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The author (or co-author) of eleven books, he has published over 200 articles in a wide range of scholarly journals. His opinion essays have appeared in major U.S. newspapers. His books include: America’s Misunderstood Welfare State; Understanding Health Care Reform; The Politics of Medicare; Poverty Policy, Political Analysis and American Medical Care; and Fads, Fallacies, and Foolishness in Medical Care Management and Policy. Professor Marmor began his public career as a special assistant to Wilbur Cohen (Secretary of HEW) in the mid-1960s. He was 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. A founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, Professor Marmor is also a fellow of the Institute of Medicine and the British Academy. He lives in New York City.