Lynn Etheredge is an independent consultant working on health care and social policy issues. During the 1970s, he was the Office of Management and Budget’s principal analyst for Medicare and Medicaid and led its staff work on national health insurance proposals in the Nixon and Ford administrations. He returned to OMB as a senior career executive and headed its professional health staff in the Carter and Reagan administrations. During the last several years, Lynn has led many studies on health care and social policy at the Health Insurance Reform Project and the Rapid Learning Project, George Washington University. His recent publications deal with a rapid-learning healthcare system, national cancer policy, quality of care, flexible benefits tax credits, and administration of a Medicaid + tax credits approach to expanding coverage. He is author of more than 80 publications and is a graduate of Swarthmore College.