This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, published by Project HOPE - a leading peer-reviewed journal on health policy thought and research. Before that, Mr. Weil was Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy, a non-partisan organization helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice. Mr. Weil, an attorney, was director of the New Federalism Project at the Urban Institute. A frequent speaker and author on health reform topics, Mr. Weir co-edited several books including Welfare Reform: The Next Act and Federalism and Health Policy. Mr. Weil served on President Clinton's Consumer Commission on Quality in the Health Care Industry, co-authoring the "Patient's Bill of Rights".