One of President Barack Obama’s top health care advisors and chief architects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Jeanne Lambrew has joined The Century Foundation (TCF) as a senior fellow.

Lambrew served in the Obama White House as deputy assistant to the president for health policy from 2011 to 2017 and prior to that was director of the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

As one of President Obama’s longest-serving health policy advisors, Jeanne Lambrew coordinated passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act—a law that brought health insurance to 20 million people. She also oversaw improvements to the quality and affordability of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and she played an instrumental role in advancing the president’s public health priorities.

“We’re thrilled Jeanne Lambrew is joining us as a senior fellow to lead TCF’s work to protect and advance the right of all Americans to affordable, high quality health care. Jeanne is arguably the nation’s leading expert on health policy today and we’re delighted that she will now spearhead TCF’s research and policy work in this area,” said TCF president, Mark Zuckerman.

The Century Foundation is an independent public policy think tank with offices in Washington D.C. and New York. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

“At this pivotal moment in our nation’s history, it is more important than ever that organizations like The Century Foundation continue to invest in leading policy thinkers like Jeanne Lambrew,” said TCF chairman Bradley Abelow.

TCF’s health policy team will be further strengthened by the addition of Ellen Montz as a fellow.

Ellen Montz comes to TCF most recently from the White House Domestic Policy Council where she was a policy advisor on health insurance coverage, Medicaid and health care related tax policy from 2011 to 2013. She is currently a PhD candidate in health policy at Harvard University.

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