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Peter Harbage

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Peter Harbage

Harbage & Associates
health care policy
health insurance coverage programs for low-income and working families
Medicare and Medicaid programs
health care and political campaigns


Peter Harbage is president and founder of Harbage & Associates, a health care consulting firm with a client list that includes the California Department of Insurance, the New America Foundation and the Institute for Health Policy Solutions. He has more than a decade of experience in health care policy, most recently as a top health care advisor to Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C. He also has served as assistant secretary of health for the state of California, managing health insurance coverage programs for low-income and working families. Harbage was a Clinton administration advisor to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, winning numerous honors for his work, including a distinguished service award from then-Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala. He graduated from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his master's degree in public policy.

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