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Romney returns to FL



His 14th public stop comes Friday in Hollywood, where he addresses the Florida Medical Association and "outline his plan to support free-market health care reform that will allow more Americans to become insured through the private market."

He also announced his health care advisory committee:

Congressman Tom Price (Co-Chair):  Elected to Congress in 2004, Congressman Price is an accomplished physician and surgeon.  For over 20 years, Congressman Price was in private practice running an orthopaedic clinic just north of Atlanta.  He also served as an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine and as Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Clinic at GradyMemorialHospitalin Atlanta.  Since coming to Congress, he has been an outspoken advocate for patient-centered health reform and finding solutions for covering the uninsured. 

Tim Murphy (Co-Chair):  Murphy is the President of Beacon Health Strategies.  Prior to Beacon, Murphy served as Governor Romney's Health and Human Services Secretary.  In this capacity, he oversaw a $12.0 billion budget and approximately 22,000 employees that delivered programs and services through 15 state agencies to over one million state residents.  He was the principal architect of Governor Romney's pioneering approach to enable each Massachusettsresident the opportunity to purchase affordable health insurance and improve the value of the health care delivery system.  Prior to working in the Romney Administration, Murphy was an investment banker at JP Morgan. 

Congressman Phil Gingrey:  Elected to Congress in 2002, Congressman Gingrey was a practicing pro-life OB-GYN for more than 26 years and delivered more than 5,200 babies.  Congressman Gingrey is the Chairman of the Republican Health Care Public Affairs Team, Chairs the Health Care Reform Subcommittee of the Republican Policy Committee, and Co-Chairs the Medical and Dental Doctors in Congress Caucus. 

John Cogan:  Cogan is the Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and since 1980, a Stanford University Public Policy professor.  Focused on domestic policy, he is an expert on U.S.budget, fiscal policy, Social Security, and health care.  Together with Glenn Hubbard and Dan Kessler, he is the author of "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System" (AEI Press, 2005).

Glenn Hubbard:  Hubbard is the Dean of Columbia Business School.  A Columbiafaculty member since 1988, he is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics.  In 2001, Hubbard was appointed Chairman of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).  Together with John Cogan and Dan Kessler, he is the author of "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System" (AEI Press, 2005).

Cindy Gillespie:  Gillespie served in the Romney administration as Counselor to the Governor and was involved in helping to pass Governor Romney's landmark health care reform in 2006.  She is currently advising several states undertaking efforts to improve their health care markets.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:59pm]


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