The Galen Institute is pleased to announce that Joel White, former staff director of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, is joining the institute as a visiting senior fellow. In his new role, Joel will advance the institute?s work on public policy in the key areas of health and tax issues and will promote free-market ideas for health reform through speeches and writing.
Joel is president of JCWhite Consulting, a firm he established since leaving Capitol Hill earlier this year to provide strategic, political, and policy advice to clients. Joel?s work with the Galen Institute will be in addition to his full-time work with JCWhite Consulting.
Joel White has a distinguished record of achievement with the influential Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, including bringing competition into the Medicare program through Medicare Advantage and the successful prescription drug benefit, enactment of Health Savings Accounts and subsequent legislation to further improve HSAs, and a number of other legislative achievements.
Prior to joining Ways and Means, Joel was legislative assistant for Reps. Jim Greenwood (R-PA) and Christopher Shays (R-CT), where he worked on health care as well as a number of other domestic issues, including budget reform. Previously, he was with the National Taxpayers Union and the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.
Joel is a leading voice for public policies that advance competition and free-markets in the health sector. With more than 20 years in Washington, Joel has proven legislative skills having played a major role in enactment of more than nine public laws.
?Having worked with Joel for many years on health policy initiatives, we are honored to welcome him as a senior fellow with the Galen Institute where we will continue to work together to promote free-market ideas,? said Grace-Marie Turner, founder and president of the Galen Institute. ?Joel has an unmatched track record of promoting ideas that advance competition and patient choice in the health sector, and we look forward to continuing to work with him to offer ideas that will bring health care financing into the 21st century.?
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