Jan. 8, 2013
Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is pleased to welcome Katherine Jett Hayes as Director of Health Policy. Hayes has more than twenty-five years of experience in health policy in the public and private sectors, and has served members of both parties in the House and Senate.
“We are delighted to have Katherine leading BPC’s Health Policy efforts,” said Jason Grumet, BPC President. Her broad expertise and bipartisan credentials will be essential to forging politically viable solutions that reduce health care costs and improve quality.”
Hayes joins BPC from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services where she served as an associate research professor. In that capacity, she specialized in legal and policy matters related to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, private health insurance, long-term care, and health reform implementation.
Previously she served as vice president for health policy at Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc., where she analyzed and developed policy on issues related to health insurance coverage expansion, delivery system reform, cost-containment, and quality improvement. In this role, she provided technical advice to Members of Congress seeking alternatives on Medicaid eligibility and benefit expansions, and to congressional staff developing demonstration and pilot program options under the Medicare and Medicaid programs during consideration of the Affordable Care Act.
On Capitol Hill, she served as a health policy advisor to Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN), Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI) and Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX).
“Katherine’s experiences in the public sector and on Capitol Hill will be instrumental as the Health Project engages state, federal, business and workforce leaders in a thoughtful, bipartisan dialogue. As BPC prepares to issue policy recommendations in the coming months, Katherine’s leadership and extensive knowledge of the health care industry and Congress will be critical to the public debate surrounding health care costs,” said Bill Hoagland, BPC Senior Vice President.
The BPC’s Health Project is led by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Bill Frist (R-TN).