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Meet Michael.

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Michael O’Grady
Michael served as the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2003 to 2005, during the George W. Bush Administration, where he directed both the policy development and policy research across the full array of issues confronting the Department. During his tenure as the Assistant Secretary, he increased the quality and rigor of ASPE’s research and analysis, providing rapid and critical analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals.

Prior to his Senate confirmation as the Assistant Secretary, Michael served as the senior health economist on the majority staff of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. In addition, he previously held senior staff positions at the Senate Finance Committee, the Bipartisan Commission for the Future of Medicare, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress.

Michael J. O’Grady, Ph.D. is a Principal of O’Grady Health Policy LLC, a private health consulting firm where he provides health policy research and analysis for public, non-profit, and private sector entities. He is a Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago. Michael provides District Policy Group clients with strategic counsel regarding outreach and messaging to Congress and federal agencies, guidance with respect to health policy and economic trends in federal policymaking, and recommendations for coalition development to advance particular policy goals.