Peter Lee’s Past Battles In Health Policy Help Forge His Leadership Of Covered California
Lee, driven by a desire to make health care more attainable, runs one of the most closely watched government agencies in the nation’s most populous state.
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Shaped By AIDS Crisis, Covered California’s Leader Champions Health Access
In the 1980s, Peter Lee headed for the front lines of the HIV/AIDS crisis. ... It was his first job in health care, and 30 years later, the lessons still resonate as he heads the enormous insurance marketplace known as Covered California. ... Lee now stands firmly on the other side — crafting policy, rather than waving fists. But he is not your typical bureaucrat, despite running one of the most closely watched government agencies in the nation’s most populous state. (Ho, 5/20)