Micah Weinberg PhD, CEO
Dr. Weinberg is currently President of the Economic Institute at the Bay Area Council. In this role, he manages a team of professional researchers who produce world class economic and policy analysis and insight. The Council is an employer-sponsored, public policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. It proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives in the region.
His own research and advocacy focuses on maximizing health through radically reworking how we pay for, deliver, and access healthcare. He works closely with business leaders and policymakers in California and nationwide to develop and implement strategies to control the growth of healthcare costs while expanding access and improving health outcomes. Since 2001, he has also been the CEO of Healthy Systems Project, Inc. a firm that delivers policy and market intelligence and strategic guidance in the areas of healthcare and economic development to a range of corporate, association, public, and nonprofit clients.
Dr. Weinberg’s writing has appeared in diverse outlets from Politico to Policy Studies Journal, and he has appeared on Fox News and NPR. He has written and lectured extensively about health system transformation with a particular focus on the insurance market reforms of the Affordable Care Act. He is expert on state-based health insurance exchanges including Covered California as well as private exchanges and purchasing strategies of public programs and self- and fully-insured large and small businesses.
He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree in Politics. He serves on the advisory boards of the Covered California SHOP Exchange, the Insure the Uninsured Project, and the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of San Francisco.
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