The time and effort of many individuals made this publication possible. First and foremost, we were most fortunate to collaborate with such an extraordinary group of authors, who represent a wide range of expertise on the topic of this book and a broad diversity in politics and point of view. Their efforts were supported by many other individuals who brought this collection to fruition.
Particular thanks are due to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, not only for their generous funding but also for their active and substantive participation in planning the Princeton Conference, where many of these papers were presented. The foundation has supported the ongoing series of five Princeton Conferences, and this is the third book produced from that series. Steven Schroeder, M.D., the President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has taken a personal role in the planning of the conference series, and the final product has benefited from his wisdom and advice. Project officers who assisted in this effort include Nancy Barrand, David Colby, and Rush Russel. Robert Hughes, Paul Jellinek, James Knickman, and Lew Sandy also contributed to the planning process.
The Council on the Economic Impact of Health System Change conducts the series of Princeton Conferences. The Council is housed at the Institute for Health Policy in the Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University. Brian Rosman of the Council staff contributed substantially to this effort. Cindy Parks Thomas and David Keepnews also provided assistance. Administrative support was provided by Mary Flynn and Ann Cummings, who have successfully coordinated three of the conferences in this series.
The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University has generously hosted this series of conferences. Our thanks are extended to Dean Michael Rothschild, who has supported our efforts each