Anne Morris Reid Previously Served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, Chief of Staff to Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Counselor to then-HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell
Washington, DC — Anne Morris Reid is joining Protect Our Care on July 1 as senior advisor on health equity and policy. Her expertise in public health, and management and policy experience from her prior service in the House and Senate and at HHS, will further Protect Our Care’s mission to ensure health care is a right for every American and not a privilege. Read Anne’s full biography here.
Protect Our Care (POC) is expanding its ongoing work on health equity to address the deep racial/ethnic and other inequities in accessing high-quality, affordable health care across the United States. POC is also deepening its work on HHS administrative actions. POC works on the federal and state level to advocate for policies that increase coverage, lower the cost of insurance premiums and prescription drug prices, and improve maternal health care.
“Anne is a leading voice in the fight for affordable health care and health equity, and she will bring a vast range of experiences to this role,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “Between her work in the Department of Health and Human Services in both the Obama-Biden and Biden-Harris Administrations, her leadership role for Senator Warren, and her expertise in public health, Anne knows how to make a difference and understands the barriers communities of color are facing to accessing the health care they need. We are honored to have Anne join Protect Our Care and play a key leadership role to make deep and lasting change in Americans’ health care.”
“The pandemic laid bare alarming disparities in our health system, from maternal mortality to addiction and overdose,” said Anne Morris Reid. “We cannot continue in a system where the color of your skin, who you love, or where you live determines whether or not you can get the care you need. I am thrilled to join the Protect Our Care team and hit the ground running to help make affordable and accessible health coverage — including reproductive care — a reality for more Americans.”
The Protect Our Care Education Fund (POCEF) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of Protect Our Care that engages in research, public education, citizen engagement and policy development to empower Americans to advocate for better, more equitable and more affordable health care.