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Past Event

Andy Slavitt: A Bipartisan Approach to Fighting the Pandemic

Andy Slavitt was brought in by the Obama administration to fix after a disastrous rollout and then asked to stay on to head Medicare and Medicaid. Since leaving government, he’s been one of the fiercest critics of the current administration’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and combat COVID-19.

Yet his approach to changing health care and fighting the pandemic has been deliberately bipartisan, and he informally advises leading Republicans as well as Democrats. Slavitt teamed with former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb to propose a $46.5 billion plan for COVID-19 contact tracing and isolation and was lead author of an open letter entitled “Stay Home, Save Lives” signed by 16 top Republican and Democratic figures.

Listen to one of our country’s savviest health professionals discuss what’s next for fighting the pandemic in a bipartisan fashion.


In association with The Zetema Project

This program is generously supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and a collaborative of local funders and donors. We are grateful for their support and hope others will follow their example to support the Club during these uncertain times.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
May 13, 2020

United States

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Andy Slavitt

Former Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Obama Administration; Founder and Board Chair, United States of Care

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Mark Zitter

Chair, The Zetema Project; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Moderator


9:30 a.m. PT program