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Alan Weil, Executive Director

Alan Weil has been the executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) since September 2004.  An independent, non-partisan, non-profit research and policy organization, NASHP is dedicated to excellence in state health policy and practice.  Prior to joining NASHP, Mr. Weil served as director of the Urban Institute's Assessing the New Federalism project, one of the largest privately funded social policy research projects ever undertaken in the United States.  He previously held a cabinet position as executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, was health policy advisor to Colorado Governor Roy Romer, and was assistant general counsel in the Massachusetts Department of Medical Security.

Mr. Weil is a frequent speaker on national and state health policy, Medicaid, federalism, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  He is the co-editor of two books, publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals, has testified before Congress more than half-a-dozen times, and is called upon by major media outlets for his knowledge and analysis.

He is on the editorial board of the journal Health Affairs, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine's Board on Health Care Services, The Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System, and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Consumer Health Foundation in Washington, DC, and of the Board of Directors of the National Public Health and Hospitals Institute.  He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Harvard Law School.

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