PRESIDENT, JENNINGS POLICY STRATEGIES, INC.
Date of Birth: June 17, 1961.
Education: B.A., Miami University of Ohio.
Career Path: Jennings worked as a staff member in the Senate and eventually became a senior health care adviser in the Clinton administration, where he coordinated policy and worked closely with lawmakers on legislation. In 2001, Jennings formed his own consulting firm.
Role in Health Care Reform, 1993-94: Jennings was a key administration official, heavily involved in the design and selling of the Clintion plan.
Why He's a Player Now: A veteran policy strategist, Jennings frequently advises members of Congress on specific initiatives and consults for various health industry interests.
Quote: "They all say, 'Let's play here,' because they see that the consequences of not doing something are very negative -- cost controls that will hurt them all. The stakeholders are ahead of the policymakers and they are all ready to compromise." (Roll Call, Feb. 27, 2009)
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