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Joel White, Executive Director, Council for Affordable Health Coverage
Joel White is the Executive Director of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage (www.cahc.net). CAHC is a broad-based alliance with a singular focus: bringing down the cost of health care for all Americans. CAHC’s membership reflects a broad range of interests—organizations representing small and large employers, manufacturers, retailers, insurers, brokers and agents, physician and patient organizations and individual consumers.
Joel leads CAHC’s 40 organization campaign to promote medication adherence, called Prescriptions for a Healthy America. The campaign advocates with Congress and the Administration to adopt policies that will address the significant health and cost impact of medication non-adherence.
Joel spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as professional staff, where he helped enact nine laws, including the 2002 Trade Act, which created health care tax credits, the 2003 law that established the Medicare prescription drug benefit and Health Savings Accounts, the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act and the 2006 Tax Reform and Health Care Act, which reformed Medicare payment policies.
Joel spent six years as staff on the Committee on Ways and Means, first as Professional Staff and then as Staff Director of the Health Subcommittee.
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