The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition is an independent, nonprofit initiative of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy that serves as a multi-disciplinary resource for information and analysis about healthcare price and competition.
About the source
Jaime S. King
Jaime S. King is a Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She is also the Associate Dean and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy, the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Masters in Health Law and Policy Program, and the Co-Director of the Concentration on Law and Health Sciences. Professor King holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from Emory University, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.
Professor King’s research focuses on the drivers of healthcare costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and efforts to improve transparency in healthcare pricing. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Health Law Tracker, a web-based resource for information and analysis about healthcare reform. In 2015, she testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law on issues surrounding health insurance mergers. Professor King is the 2015 recipient of the UC Hastings Foundation Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
Prior to joining the faculty at UC Hastings, she served as a Fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School (2006-2008) and the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (2005-2006). In 2012, she was named the John “Jack” Wennberg Fellow for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation for her research on shared decision-making.
Anna Zaret, J.D. is the Managing Editor for the Source on Healthcare Price & Competition. She attended University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and specialized in law and health sciences. While at UC Hastings, Ms. Zaret worked on health law litigation, including cases in state supreme courts and the United States Supreme Court. She has previously worked on the United States litigation team at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City and externed for Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Anne Marie Helm
Anne Marie Helm, J.D. is a consultant to the Source. She founded the Source with Jaime King, and previously served as Managing Editor. She now works in the administration at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to coming to UC Hastings, Ms. Helm practiced litigation for several years in New York and Washington, D.C. She holds a J.D. from Emory University and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition's mission is to provide up-to-date and easily accessible information about healthcare price and competition in the United States by posting news articles, policy papers, academic articles, litigation documents, and legislative/regulatory materials, as well as legal and policy-based analysis of those materials. Further, we aim to offer a diverse array of stakeholder perspectives on the problems associated with healthcare prices and markets, as well as potential solutions, to apprise our readers of the full scope of the existing debate. The Source aims not only to bridge the gaps between health policy, health services research, and legal experts working on these issues, but also to serve as a resource for journalists, state attorneys general, potential litigants, and others seeking to understand and/or promote cost control and competition in healthcare. Specifically, the Source focuses on market issues, such as provider leverage and reform efforts, including the promotion of price transparency in healthcare.
Although the Source is academically based and not aligned with any advocacy-based organizations or parties to litigation, it aims to serve as a catalyst for change within the U.S. healthcare system. It will operate as a core repository and central resource of materials that will empower individuals and groups seeking to bring rationality to healthcare markets. We at the Source believe that effective solutions to healthcare price and competition problems must be drawn from diverse disciplines including economics, health services research, medicine, and the law. We are pleased to provide a forum for this important discussion.