John L. Czajka
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
April 18, 2000
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
The work presented here has evolved considerably since its original inception. The authors are grateful to Robert Stewart and Sarah Goodell of ASPE for a very fruitful interaction over the length of the project. We want to thank Jim Verdier of MPR for reviewing earlier drafts of the material presented here, and we want to thank the members of the advisory committee for their helpful suggestions on the preceding draft. The advisory committee members were: Linda Bilheimer of the Congressional Budget Office and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Paul Fronstin of the Employee Benefit Research Institute; John Holahan of The Urban Institute; Eugene Lewit of the Packard Foundation; and Katherine Swartz of the Harvard School of Public Health.