Welcoming Prof. David Hyman:

I'm delighted to report that Prof. David Hyman of the University of Illinois law school will be joining us as a co-blogger. David directs the Epstein Program in Health Law and Policy, and focuses his research and writing on the regulation and financing of health care. He teaches or has taught health care regulation, civil procedure, insurance law, law and economics, professional responsibility, and tax policy.

While serving as Special Counsel to the Federal Trade Commission, David was principal author and project leader for the Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition report (2004). He also wrote Medicare Meets Mephistopheles, a satiric examination of the Medicare program, which was selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce/National Chamber Foundation as one of the top ten books of 2007.

David is a member of the American Law Institute, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and an M.D. as well as a lawyer. Welcome, David, to our merry band!