About Bill Kramer

Bill Kramer is an independent health care consultant, focusing on health care management, finance and public policy. In his consulting work, he has developed policy analysis and recommendations for comprehensive health care reform on behalf of a statewide business council. In addition, he has co-authored Achieving Excellence in Compliance — a project to upgrade compliance programs and strengthen governance in the wake of a major billing investigation at a large academic medical center. More recently, he has conducted an assessment and developed recommendations for improving the finance and accounting functions for a large health care system. Bill is considered an expert in health policy and management, and he is quoted frequently in the media, including interviews on national public radio and CBS radio. You can contact Bill at bill@kramerhealthcareconsulting.com or 503.679.8390.

Experience & Background

Prior to developing his consulting practice, Bill was a senior executive with Kaiser Permanente for over 20 years. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region. Prior to his career at Kaiser, he was Chief of Budget and Program Analysis Services for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Bill serves on the Boards of Directors for the Sightline Institute and the International Sustainable Development Foundation, and he is a former Board member of the City Club of Portland.

Bill has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Harvard. He and his wife, Melissa Cadwallader, live in Portland, Oregon.


One Response to “About”

  1. David Weinschrott Says:


    I have enjoyed reading your comments on health reform. I found much I agreed with and I learned some things that clarified other parts of this discussion for me. I am putting a link to this page from my own website where I have been developing a resource page for this debate.

    Thanks for being clear and honest. It has been depressing to encounter the raucous opposition recently.

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