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The Center for a Healthy America is invested in improving the health of Americans now and for generations to come. Decisions about what, how, and where care is received should be made by patients and doctors not by politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., state capitals, and industry. AFPI will create healthcare policies and educate stakeholders to put the patient and doctor in control, dignify life, promote better health and health outcomes, improve access, and lower costs for Americans. This is critically important as the health of Americans is essential for a thriving and prosperous country.

AFPI’s Center for a Healthy America works to create policies that give all Americans full agency in decisions that affect their health and well-being. In order for America’s healthcare system to return to its primary mission of improving the health and health outcomes of Americans and reach its full potential, advancement must focus on putting patients first to improve the individual and population health of America.

POLICY PRIORITIES

  • Better Care
  • More Choice
  • Lower Costs
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Fentanyl: The Deadly Consequences

Robert Law, Heidi Overton, MD, PhD, Kristen Ziccarelli, & Abigail Chance

Key Points of the Hospital Price Transparency Act

Hospital Price Transparency Act

Dr. Heidi Overton and Abigail Chance

Who Are the Real Abortion Radicals? A Comparative Perspective

Pastor Paula White-Cain, Heidi Overton, M.D., Ph.D., Kristen Ziccarelli, and Garrison Grisedale

State Health Policy Issue Brief: Increasing Hospital Price Transparency Compliance in States

State Health Policy Issue Brief: Removing Restrictions to Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance in States

Issue Brief: The Inflationary Impact of Expanded ACA Subsidies on Health Insurance Premiums and Alternative Options to Put Americans First

Issue Brief: The Big Government Socialism Bill Jeopardizes the Future of Prescription Drugs for Americans

Executive Summary: Achieving a Healthier America

Issue Brief: Expanding Medicaid Would Have Unintended Negative Consequences

Issue Brief: Expanding Medicare Would Fail Seniors Who Depend on the Program

Center for a Healthy America Overview

Fmr. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Heidi Overton, M.D.

An Answer That Raises Questions - The “Wuhan Lab Leak” Theory and Implications for Biodefense and Public Health

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Keith Kellogg, Jacob Olidort, Ph.D., and Heidi Overton, M.D.

Operation Warp Speed: Innovating Vaccine Development While Addressing a National Crisis

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Keith Kellogg, Jacob Olidort, Ph.D., and Heidi Overton, M.D.

Hospital Price Transparency: From Washington, D.C., to Austin, Texas, and Beyond

Heidi Overton, M.D., and David Balat

Trump Administration’s Transparency in Coverage: Three-month Review and What to Expect in January

Abigail Chance

AFPI 2022 Annual Policy Summit

AFPI Statement on WHO’s World Health Assembly Annual Convening

Gen. (Ret.) Keith Kellogg & Former Governor Bobby Jindal

Happy First Birthday AFPI!

Biden’s far-left approach to ‘health’

Bobby Jindal & Abigail Slagle

You Can Oppose School Covid-Vaccine Mandates without Opposing Vaccines

Bobby Jindal and Heidi Overton

State Health Policy Issue Brief: Removing Restrictions to Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance in States

Expanding Obamacare subsidies will cause even more inflation

Bobby Jindal and Abigail Slagle

Biden Expands the Role of Government in Healthcare

Abigail Slagle

An Examination of the First Year of Biden’s Presidency

Op-Ed: Ending the COVID-19 emergency

Bobby Jindal & Heidi Overton

Op-Ed: Biden’s Vaccine Idolatry is Not Working

Bobby Jindal

Democrats Shouldn’t Build Back Bitter

Bobby Jindal

States can provide Obamacare relief without repeal

Bobby Jindal

The Trump Republicans’ Lessons for Democrats

Governor Bobby Jindal

Op-Ed: Lawmakers’ Latest ‘Infrastructure’ Scheme Is a Takeover of American Health Care

Bobby Jindal and Tim Phillips in National Review

Op-Ed: The Danger of Expanding Medicare

Bobby Jindal in Wall Street Journal

Op-Ed: Texas Provides a Model for Conservative Healthcare Reform

Bobby Jindal in Wall Street Journal

Op-Ed: Republicans Can Lead on Healthcare Reform

Bobby Jindal in Wall Street Journal

Op-Ed: Washington Times: The truth of COVID-19 and demand for accountability

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Keith Kellogg and Heidi Overton, M.D

Abigail Chance Policy Analyst, Center for a Healthy America

Abigail Chance lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Houston, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina growing up and serves as a Policy Analyst in the Center for a Healthy America at AFPI. Previously, she was a Research Associate in Domestic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation. In this role, she authored research papers on a variety of health and welfare policies, including Obamacare individual exchange enrollment trends, single-payer health care, and COVID-19 response policies. Abigail also served as a government relations intern at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Fortune-150 healthcare technology company. Slagle holds a master’s degree in Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, both from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Growing up, she was a competitive ice skater and competed overseas several times. When she is not working, Abigail enjoys cooking, museums, traveling, and watching movies at home with her cat, Quincy.

“The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.”

James Buchanan

The Honorable Bobby Jindal Chair, Center for a Healthy America

Bobby Jindal is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and currently serves as the Chair of the Center for a Healthy America at AFPI. Jindal has a well-earned reputation as one of America’s most successful public sector executives and one of the boldest innovators in the healthcare and education sectors. Jindal used his two terms as Governor of Louisiana to rebuild and diversify the state’s economy and financial footing in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Jindal’s agenda included top-to-bottom reformation and privatization of the state-run charity hospital and the state’s healthcare payer systems. Fiscally, Jindal reduced the state budget by 26%, reduced the state employee headcount by 30,000, and implemented the largest income tax reduction in state history. Despite being the Nation’s youngest governor when he was elected in 2007, Jindal was well-prepared thanks to stints as the head of the state Department of Health and Hospitals, President of the University of Louisiana System, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Executive Director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare – all before his thirtieth birthday. Jindal graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Public Policy, with honors, from Brown University, and received a Master of Letters in Politics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Heidi Overton, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Center for a Healthy America

Dr. Heidi Overton is from Gallup, New Mexico, and serves as AFPI’s Director of the Center for a Healthy America. Overton recently served as a White House Fellow in 2019-2020 in both the Office of American Innovation and the Domestic Policy Council and is currently completing her medical training in Preventive Medicine. Previously, Overton was a general surgery resident at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a physician advocate for price and quality transparency in healthcare through Restoring Medicine. During medical school, Overton was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to serve on the University of New Mexico (UNM) Board of Regents, which included fiduciary and full-voting responsibilities for all business and clinical operations of the university and health system. Overton graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Health, Medicine, and Human Values from UNM’s Combined BA/MD Program, received her medical degree from the UNM School of Medicine, and obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Overton loves living in our nation’s capital and enjoys traveling to see family and friends around the country, especially going back home, where she gets her fill of New Mexico red and green chile and can improve her favorite new hobby – golf – in the bright blue skies and sunshine of the high desert.

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord and not for people.”

Colossians 3:23

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