Bill Kramer is Executive Director for Health Policy at the Purchaser Business Group on Health. In this role, he leads PBGH’s initiatives to advance public policy in ways that improve health care quality and affordability. He is a nationally recognized expert in health policy, finance and economics, with strong connections to the business community, health care industry leaders, policy experts and political leaders. Bill serves on the Board of Directors for the Primary Care Collaborative and is a member of the Founders Council for the United States of Care. In the past, he has served as Project Director for the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance and as a Board member for the National Quality Forum and the Health Care Transformation Task Force. He has testified before Congress on physician payment reform. Bill is a guest lecturer on health policy at Stanford Law School and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and he has made presentations in many health policy forums and has been quoted frequently in the media on health policy issues.
Immediately prior to taking his position at PBGH, Bill led his own consulting practice focusing on health policy, finance and business strategy for public and private sector clients. Prior to developing his consulting practice, Bill was a senior executive with Kaiser Permanente for over 20 years–most recently as Chief Financial Officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region. Bill also served as general manager for Kaiser Permanente’s operations in Connecticut; earlier in his career, he managed marketing, human resources, and medical economics functions.
Bill has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB from Harvard.