Greg Scandlen Joins NCPA As Senior Fellow

DALLAS (March 8, 2000) -- The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPASM) today announced the addition of Greg Scandlen as a new Senior Fellow in Health Policy. In this role, Mr. Scandlen will produce a series of studies, backgrounders and brief analyses on health policy issues. He will also publish a weekly health policy newsletter called Washington Weekly, summarizing and critiquing the important movements and news in national health policy.

Mr. Scandlen will represent the NCPA on health policy issues on Capitol Hill, including providing testimony before health care committees, and serve as a liaison to other think tanks, trade groups and policy organizations.

"I am excited to have Greg on board," said John C. Goodman, president of the NCPA. "Greg has gained a national reputation for his innovative free-market ideas in health care and as an outspoken advocate for medical savings accounts. He will be an excellent addition to our health policy team."

Scandlen comes to the NCPA from the Cato Institute, where he was health policy fellow. He was also the president of the Health Benefits Group, a consulting firm in Frederick, Maryland. The firm helped businesses set up medical savings account programs and published two newsletters on free market health care reform.

Mr. Scandlen was the founder and CEO for five years of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance, a trade association of health insurance companies, where he worked to get MSAs enacted into law, encouraged reform of the small group and individual insurance markets, and worked on providing equal tax treatment for all health insurance purchasers.

He was publisher of the Health Benefits Letter and worked in the Blue Cross Blue Shield system for 12 years, most recently as director of state research for the national association.

He is considered an expert in medical savings accounts, insurance regulation and reform, employee benefits and ERISA, Medicare reform, and the uninsured. He has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, CNN, PBS, and C-SPAN.