Kramer tak­ing exec di­rec­tor post at Pa­cific Busi­ness Group

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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.

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