Shira's recent post noted Doug Fuller's PhD from U Virgina, so I looked up his thesis:
An exploration of population classification for managed healthcare within a state-based modeling framework. Fuller, Douglas Neal, PhD. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, 2000. 217 pp. Advisor: Scherer, William T.
From the title, it doesn't seem related enough to the current issues to get me interested in reading it, so I didn't order the .pdf file.