Alexandria, VA–Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute, announced on January 7 that Greg Scandlen, a long-time advocate for patient empowerment and an expert in health care financing, has joined the institute as director of its new Center for Consumer Driven Health Care.
“The time is ripe to focus clearly on the growing movement to empower consumers in health care,” Turner said. “Our new Center for Consumer Driven Health Care will provide research and education on this new trend that is gaining attention in the private sector as well in public policy circles.
Scandlen most recently was a senior fellow in health policy at the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis and was previously with the Cato Institute. He was founder and president of the Health Benefits Group, a consulting firm; founder and executive director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance, a trade association of insurance companies; and director of state research at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
The Galen Institute is a not-for-profit nonpartisan research organization founded in 1995 and devoted exclusively to health policy.
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