Our Mission

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. The Source bridges the gaps between health policy, law, and economics and serves as a resource for antitrust enforcers, government agencies, journalists, potential litigants, and others seeking to understand and promote robust healthcare markets. We curate and analyze news articles, policy papers, academic articles, litigation documents, and legislative/regulatory materials that include a diverse array of stakeholder perspectives on the problems associated with healthcare prices and markets.

Through this work, we develop evidence-based policy solutions that promote healthcare affordability, access, equity, and quality that are tailored to the relevant political climate, market conditions, and healthcare cost drivers. 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.

Our Team

The Source Staff: Katie Gudiksen, Executive Editor and Senior Health Policy Researcher
Katie Gudiksen
Executive Editor and Senior Health Policy Researcher

Katie Gudiksen, Ph.D., is the Executive Editor for The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition. Dr. Gudiksen is an expert in healthcare reform and the drivers of healthcare costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and state policies to address market power. She has helped draft model legislation to improve state merger review processes and to prohibit anticompetitive terms in contracts between insurers and health systems. Her current work focuses on evaluating the options states have to restrict excessive provider prices, including cost-growth benchmarks and state public options. Her work has been published in Health Affairs, Frontiers in Health Services, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, and the New England Journal of Medicine, and covered by media outlet such as the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. She has successfully worked with various state policymakers and stakeholders by writing model legislation (in collaboration with the National Academy of State Health Policy, NASHP), commenting on bill language, presenting to various state agencies and officials, and testifying as expert witness at state legislative hearings, and informational sessions, including the Nevada Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, Nevada Assembly Health Committee, and legislative briefings in Connecticut. Bills similar to the model legislation she drafted were also introduced in a handful of states and passed in Nevada, New York, and Indiana. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Chemistry, an M.S. in Health Policy and Law from the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), a B.S. in Chemistry and Physics, and B.A. in Mathematics from Hope College.

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The Source Staff: Bruce Allain, Managing Editor
Bruce Allain
Managing Editor

Bruce Allain, J.D. is the Managing Editor for The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition.  Bruce brings two decades of experience in healthcare policy to The Source, having spent years working in government relations and public policy roles for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiologists, and AmeriHealth Caritas.  Bruce wrote for organization publications, and presented at conferences, on topics as diverse as the state legislative and regulatory process, the false claims act, elements of a medical malpractice case, how state law affects healthcare delivery, and negotiations and dispute resolution.  Bruce has been a guest lecturer at several advanced practice nursing programs, including Columbia, Marquette, Georgetown and Northeastern.  In the years he has spent monitoring state legislation, Bruce estimates he has reviewed approximately a quarter of a million bills.  Bruce has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy, and has a J.D. from Marquette University.

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Robert Murray
Senior Health Policy Researcher

Robert Murray is President of Global Health Payment LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in the design and implementation of reimbursement systems for health care providers. In addition to his consulting responsibilities. Prior to his consulting experience Mr. Murray was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve as Executive Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) in 1994, Maryland’s all-payer hospital rate-setting agency. He served in that capacity for 17 years. Under Mr. Murray’s leadership the HSCRC initiated a number of innovative payment systems including global budgets for 10 rural hospitals, which served as the proto-type demonstration for the state’s hospital global budget demonstration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

Since leaving the HSCRC, Mr. Murray has worked as a consultant developing hospital global budget payment models for the state of Vermont and a prospective payment system for small and rural hospitals for the state of Oregon. Mr. Murray also assisted CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland with the development of its successful Patient-Centric Medical Home (PCMH) model. Internationally, he has assisted the Chinese Ministry of Health in the design of DRG-based payment systems and has worked as a Short-Term Consultant for the World Bank on a number of payment design-related projects.

His research interests include the development of administered provider payment systems, payment caps and other mechanisms to address the issue of high and rapidly increasing provider prices. He has written extensively on the history of state-based administered pricing systems in the U.S. He has a BA and MA in Economics and an MBA, from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Jaime S. King
Jaime S. King
Founder & Distinguished Fellow

Jaime S. King is the John and Marylyn Mayo Chair in Health Law and Professor of Law at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Prior to joining the University of Auckland, Professor King was the Bion M. Gregory Chair of Business Law and a Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She served as the Associate Dean and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy, the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Master’s Program in Health Law and Policy, and the Director of the J.D. Concentration on Law and Health Sciences.

Professor King is an expert in healthcare reform, specializing in some of the most complex challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. Her current research focuses on the drivers of healthcare costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and efforts to improve transparency in healthcare pricing. Her past scholarship has also addressed questions of individual autonomy and the states’ police power, including but not limited to medical decision making and constitutional and regulatory questions regarding reproductive genetic testing.

In 2015, Professor King testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law on issues surrounding proposed health insurance mergers. She again testified in 2018 before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on state efforts to improve transparency in healthcare costs. Professor King is also a co-author of the 8th edition casebook of Health Law Cases and Problems. Currently, Professor King is a board member and the immediate Past President of the Board of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.

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Thomas Greaney
Thomas Greaney
Distinguished Fellow

Thomas Greaney, J.D. is a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Before joining UC Hastings, Professor Greaney was the Chester A. Myers Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law. He has written extensively on topics involving health law and policy, antitrust law, and health care financing and is co-author of the nation’s leading health law casebook and hornbook. He has testified several times before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and consulted for the FTC, U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general on health law enforcement issues. Prior to joining the SLU Law faculty, he served as an Assistant Chief in the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, specializing in health care antitrust litigation, and completed a visiting professorship at Yale Law School. He has also been a Fulbright Fellow studying European Community competition law in Brussels, and has been a visiting scholar at Université Paris Dauphine in Paris, Seton Hall University, and the University of Minnesota. Professor Greaney was named Jay Healy Health Law Professor of the Year by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics in 2007.

Professor Greaney received his B.A magna cum laude from Wesleyan University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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The Source Staff: Dilani Logan, Student Research Fellow
Dilani Logan
Student Research Fellow

Dilani Logan is a Student Research Fellow for The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition. Dilani is a 2L at UC Law SF and serves as a Staff Editor on the UC Law Journal. Prior to law school, she worked as a healthcare researcher at the American Institutes for Research, and interned at the World Health Organization, Partners in Health Canada, and the United Nations Relief Works Agency. Dilani holds a BS in Medical Science and Spanish from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and a MS in Global Health from Duke University.

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