Joel White is the founder and president of Horizon Government Affairs. He also is the president of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage and its campaigns on transparency and medication adherence (Clear Choices and Prescriptions for a Healthy America) as well as a service organization called Arlington Bridge Builders. In addition, he is the executive director of the Health Innovation Alliance, an HGA effort to expand adoption and use of health IT to improve outcomes and lower costs. He is on the board of directors of the Newborn Foundation and Samaritan Inns. Joel spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as professional staff, where he helped enact nine laws, including the 2002 Trade Act, the 2003 law that established the Medicare prescription drug benefit and Health Savings Accounts, the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act, and the 2006 Tax Reform and Health Care Act. Mr. White served six years as staff on the Committee on Ways and Means, first as Professional Staff and then as Staff Director of the Health Subcommittee. Prior to his work on the Committee on Ways and Means staff, Joel worked for Congressman Jim Greenwood (Pa.) for two years and Congressman Chris Shays (Conn.) for four years. He is the coauthor of the book, Facts and Figures on Government Finance (1992). Mr. White holds a B.S. in Economics from the American University and is a member of the National Economists Club.
Founder and President, Horizon Government Affairs