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Kaiser Permanente CEO on saving lives, money
USA Today

George Halvorson built Kaiser Permanente into the nation’s largest managed care company and hospital system over 10 years as its chief executive. In an interview with USA TODAY reporter Jayne O’Donnell, Halvorson talked about the wisdom of empowering doctors to make health care decisions, why the rest of health care is not making the best medical choices and why he has the best job in health care but plans to retire next year anyway. These excerpts from the interview were edited for clarity and space.