John is currently Vice President of Congressional Affairs at the National Association of Health Underwriters and has been their lobbyist since September 2000. He has worked on every major piece of health care legislation from TAA to the PPACA. In 2005, he spearheaded legislation which expanded a program for long-term care insurance partnership policies to all states as part of the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act. He was a member of the Senate mental health parity negotiating team which led to enactment in 2008. John helped get bipartisan support for a provision to remove a $2,000 deductible cap on small group plans and got legislation passed that restored the Medicare open enrollment period. Recently, John helped repeal the Cadillac and premium taxes.
Prior to joining NAHU, John worked for the State of Maryland as a Health Policy Analyst with the Maryland Health Care Commission. John enjoys collecting political memorabilia particularly campaign buttons. He has a son who plays drums in a band in Nashville and a daughter who danced ballet in Pittsburgh but is now a nurse. John has a Masters in Health Services Administration from The George Washington University and lives in Annapolis, MD.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-595-3677.