Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise clearly explains what we must do to transform health and health care in America. The authors’ proposals will undoubtedly improve the quality of health care, insure more Americans, and save billions of dollars. Every policymaker in government and every decision maker in the corporations that pay for so much of America’s health care should read this important book-and then act on its recommendations."

 – Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and founder of the Center for Health Transformation

"This thoughtful and comprehensive set of proposals for addressing the failings of health-care markets, and the careful analysis of their likely impacts on spending, the uninsured, and the federal budget should be required reading by all participants in the health-care policy debate. These proposals provide a map of the roads that must be traveled to make our health-care markets work more efficiently and equitably, and forestall greater government intervention."

Robert D. Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute

"It is well known that the tax code distorts the way our health-care markets work and encourages wasteful spending. Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise does an exemplary job of making a frontal attack on this problem. It proposes fundamental reforms to the tax code that the authors argue, persuasively, will lead people to make better choices about their health- care spending. The result would cut spending and promote greater competition based on price and quality."

Mark V. Pauly, Bendheim Professor; professor of Health Care Systems, Business and Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, and Economics, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania