Chris Jennings

President and Founder, Jennings Policy Strategies

Chris Jennings is a health policy veteran with more than three decades of experience within the White House, Congress, and the private sector. Mr. Jennings is the President and Founder of Jennings Policy Strategies, a nationally respected health care consulting firm committed to assisting foundations, purchasers, health systems and other aligned stakeholders develop policies to ensure higher quality, more affordable health care. He is also a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center where he works to develop coverage, cost and value-based policies to address a wide variety of priority health reform issues. As the senior health policy advisor in both the Obama and Clinton White Houses, Mr. Jennings helped implement access and delivery reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and played leadership roles in the development, passage, and implementation of bipartisan programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) of 1997, and major Medicare reforms in the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997. This work built on his nearly 10 years of service as a senior advisor to multiple Chairs of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging where he worked on a wide variety of issues of impacting older Americans, including prescription drug costs and long-term care. Mr. Jennings holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, political science, and gerontology from Miami University.