“Artists, contractors, and temporary workers should get health care on the same basis as corporate executives.”
Andy Slavitt is the Former White House senior advisor for COVID response. He was the former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), serving during the Obama Administration. He led numerous initiatives that provided access to quality healthcare for 150 million Americans, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Under his leadership, CMS successfully executed its shift to pay-for-value payment models, implementation of the MACRA legislation, and the Affordable Care Act.
A dedicated healthcare advocate, Slavitt continues to work to build a sustainable, high quality healthcare system that is available to all Americans. He has promoted bipartisan efforts in payment reform, health information technology, competition, and innovation. For his work, Slavitt has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare, the American Medical Association’s Outstanding Member of the Executive Branch by Presidential Appointment, Healthcare Dive’s Administrator of the Year, and the HIS Health Information Technology Industry Figure of the Year.
He is the founder and a General Partner at Town Hall Ventures, which invests in healthcare innovations in vulnerable communities, and Chairman of the Board of United States of Care, a national non-profit working to expand access to quality, affordable healthcare. Slavitt founded and served as the CEO of Internet-based consumer healthcare company HealthAllies until its acquisition by UnitedHealth Group. He became the CEO of the group’s subsidiaries OptumInsight and the Group Executive Vice President of Optum, overseeing the delivery of clinical, technological, and operational solutions to healthcare clients and consumers.
Slavitt received his B.A. in English and B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School, before earning his M.B.A. from Harvard University. He previously held roles at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company.