For over 10 years now Heritage has trained conservatives in health policy through our Health Policy Fellow program. This is a semester long program usually completed by graduate students from leading universities that allows them to get training and hands on experience with Heritage’s health policy team.
Students research and write on particular aspects of healthcare policy and then move on to put their research into action outside of Heritage.
Recently, three former Health Policy Fellows moved into key roles in the Trump Administration, both in the White House and Health and Human Services.
Your support of Heritage gave these people a strong foundation in conservative health policy.
The three former Fellows are:
- Brian Blase, Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare Policy. Besides being a graduate of the Health Policy Fellow program here at Heritage, he was also a senior research fellow with the Spending and Budget Initiative at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
- Randy Pate, CMS Deputy Administrator and the Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. He also worked in the Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush Administration after graduating from Heritage’s program.
- Jeet Guram, Senior Adviser at the CMS Innovation Center and Medicare. In addition to graduating from Heritage’s Health Policy Fellow Program, he also held an Associate position at McKinsey.
The impact of the Healthy Policy Fellow program here at Heritage has been enormous, and none of it would be possible without your support.
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