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Book and Media Reviews
January 18, 2006

Health Policy

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;295(3):331-332. doi:10.1001/jama.295.3.331-b

When I arrived in Washington, DC, in 1978 to work on hospital cost containment and national health insurance legislation, Julius Richmond was sitting at the head of the health policy table as the Assistant Secretary for Health and Surgeon General. He had already served as the founder of the Head Start program in the Johnson administration. Rashi Fein had obtained government experience even earlier, on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Kennedy administration. Their considerable policy experience adds tremendous credibility to their work.