Making a Killing
HMOs and the Threat to Your Health

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JAMIE COURT is a nationally-recognized consumer advocate and Advocacy Director for the non-profit Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights in Santa Monica, California. In 1994, Court and consumer advocate Harvey Rosenfield established Consumers For Quality Care, the health care watchdog project of the Foundation, to protect the public interest in high quality health care. Court was named Consumer Educator of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles in 1998; to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Fifty “Who’s Who” of Health Care in 1997; and Patient Rights Advocate of the Year in 1996 by Consumer Attorneys of California. He is a frequent media commentator and contributor. Prior to his insurance reform efforts, Court was a homeless advocate and community organizer. He is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California.

FRANCIS SMITH is president of Future Strategies, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, public policy consulting firm. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Civil Society, a Newton, Massachusetts, non-profit dedicated to strengthening our democratic civil society.

Smith, an attorney, is a graduate of Georgetown University and Boston College Law School.

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