Schwartz Named New CEO of Lobbying Group (VIDEO)
After losing in the Democratic Gubernatorial primary to Tom Wolf, who eventually went on to defeat Tom Corbett in the general election, former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has accepted a position as President and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance, a non-profit group funded by health insurers, providers and business groups.
“As President and CEO, I look forward to reaching out to everyone who cares about keeping the promise of Medicare [for] our seniors, to build on the experience of what works, and to share this knowledge to sustain Medicare for all of us. It is exciting and important work.”
According to Modern Healthcare, Schwartz has a history of being especially supportive of health care measures, including her advocation for moving physicians towards a payment system that rewards better quality and lower costs, rather than a fee-for-service method.
“While I worked on many issues in Congress, nothing was more important to me than ensuring quality, affordable, accessible healthcare to all Americans, particularly our seniors,” said Schwartz.
The Better Medicare Alliance was founded by UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna, three of the largest Medicare Advantage Insurers in the country.