Getting the Deal Through Life Sciences 2012
By John Patrick Oroho, Kenneth R Meyer and Brian P Sharkey
The health-care system in the United States has evolved over the past 60 years through incremental public policy initiatives. These public policy changes have mainly been on the federal level. The federal government is the largest single provider of healthcare services in the United States. In 2010, there were approximately 4.4 million federal government employees, including temporary employees. The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program is administered through the Office of Personnel Management and manages the health insurance and retirement benefits for federal employees, retirees and their survivors.