Kramer taking exec director post at Pacific Business Group
Bill Kramer is joining the Pacific Business Group on Health as executive director of national policy, effective Jan. 18. Kramer replaces Peter Lee, who joined the Obama administration in June as director of delivery system reform at the HHS Office of Health Reform. Kramer will lead the San Franciscobased group’s efforts in Washington related to health reform. The Pacific Business Group on Health represents employers as they seek to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs. Kramer spent more than 20 years working at Kaiser Permanente in senior management and executive roles. Most recently, he has served as policy analyst to the Oregon Business Council, and also worked with the state of Oregon to implement health reform. He has also advised groups including the Small Business Majority on the design and implementation of health insurance exchanges.