Allyson Y Schwartz
Allyson Y. Schwartz, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania who served from 2005-2015, is a nationally recognized leader on health care issues. Throughout her professional life she has worked on issues such as affordability, prevention, primary care, coordinated care and increased access to coverage. Having worked as a health service executive, Schwartz was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1990, serving 14 years until her election to Congress. In the state Senate, Schwartz was the driving force behind Pennsylvania’s Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) program, which was a model for the federal CHIP program five years later. In April, The Washington-based Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) named Schwartz president and CEO. The BMA group was founded in December and advocates for the Medicare Advantage program. Schwartz is passionate about ensuring quality, affordable, accessible healthcare to all Americans, particularly our seniors.