Larry McNeely, Policy Director

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Larry McNeely coordinates NCHC’s policy development and advocacy, working with President and CEO John Rother.  In that capacity, Mr. McNeely has served as a principal author for the NCHC Plan for Health and Fiscal Policy and Achieving Real Savings Through Better Care:  Policy Options for Improving Care and Slowing Cost Growth through Bipartisan Delivery System and Payment Reform. In 2013, with fellow authors NCHC Board Chair Jack Lewin, MD and G. Lawrence Atkins, President of the National Academy of Social Insurance, Mr. McNeely published “The Elusive Path to Sustainability” in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Prior to joining NCHC in May 2011, Mr. McNeely served as Health Care Advocate with U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), where he led that organization’s federal health care reform program.  From 2001 to 2008, he was an Organizer for Service Employees International Union and its affiliated locals, working with hospital, nursing home and public sector workers grappling with the high cost of health care.

McNeely holds a Masters of Public Administration from West Virginia University and a Bachelors of Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD.