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Hudson Institute Fellow Jeffrey Anderson Appointed to Lead Health Reform Office at Department of Health and Human Services

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Hudson Institute congratulates Jeffrey Anderson, former Hudson Senior Fellow, on his appointment by the Trump administration to serve as director of the Office of Health Reform at the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS). In his new position, Anderson is responsible for leading the implementation of the healthcare reform policies developed by Congress and the administration.

“Jeffrey’s policy ideas have already influenced healthcare thinking in the halls of Congress,” said Ken Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute. “We’re proud of his contributions and opportunity to have a larger impact on the US healthcare system to help lower costs, empower individuals, and incentivize health insurers to provide competitive plans.”

Anderson spearheaded Hudson Institute’s healthcare reform research and authored “An Alternative to Obamacare.” The nonpartisan Center for Health and Economy’s evaluation of the plan indicated that it would save $1.13 trillion in federal spending in comparison with the Affordable Care Act while ensuring that an additional six million Americans would have private health insurance.

Before joining Hudson, Anderson co-founded the 2017 Project, a policy organization focusing on healthcare and tax reform. Anderson’s healthcare reform proposal has formed the basis for the alternatives championed by Ed Gillespie in the Virginia Senate race, former House Budget Committee Chairman and current Secretary of HHS Tom Price, and Scott Walker in the presidential campaign.

From 2008-09, Anderson was the Senior Speechwriter for Secretary Mike Leavitt at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. From 2001-07, he taught Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, receiving high honors as a professor of American government and political philosophy. In 2001, Anderson received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

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