Malloy Health Reform Advisor Departs

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\"\"Just as healthcare reform begins to take shape in Connecticut and around the country, Gov. Malloy\’s top health reform advisor is leaving.

Jeanette DeJesús, Special Advisor to the Governor on Health Reform and Director of the Office of Health Reform & Innovation, will depart her position with the administration in January to become Senior Vice President of the Wheeler Clinic, Inc. She was responsible for coordinating the state’s approach to federal health care reform.

In press statement, Malloy said:

For the past two years, Jeannette has worked closely with our administration on finding smart, strategic, and cost-effective ways to implement federal health care reform in Connecticut, with the goal of increasing affordability and access … As a result, Connecticut has become one of the leading states in implementing these critical reforms, and we are committed to continue working with President Obama and our Congressional delegation to ensure that our state’s residents benefit from the increased coverage and savings that these new federal laws provide.  Jeannette’s leadership and contributions helped guide our state to maximize these efforts.  While we understand why she is seizing this new opportunity, her contributions to the state will long pay dividends.

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