Author: Beth Capell

Cliff Allenby: A Health Care Leader We Could Rely On

We note with sadness the passing of Cliff Allenby, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, former head of the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (aka MrMIB), former head of departments without number. As a number of Governors, including the current (and former) Governor Brown note in the Sacramento Bee, he was a true public servant. We first worked with him late in the Deukmejian Administration when he chaired a task force on universal coverage and produced a report, now long forgotten, which recommended an employer mandate. It was a large, rambunctious task force with lots of ideas, all of which he seemed entertained by. Later he said that Deukmejian had chosen to allow the report to be released but […] Read More