Jennifer Young

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Jennifer Young is senior counselor for health policy at the Department of Health and Human Services. [1]


"Jennifer Young, 36, senior counselor for health policy, is a self-professed 'Hill rat' with more than eight years' experience in Congress. She has worked for both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, focusing on health programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and the State Children's Health Insurance Program," Ceci Connolly wrote in the July 1, 2005, Washington Post.

"She has also worked for the National Governors Association and Republican George V. Voinovich when he was governor of Ohio.

"Young joined HHS in 2002, working in then-Secretary Tommy G. Thompson's legislative affairs office. There she helped push for passage of the drug bill in late 2003 and served as the Bush administration's principal liaison on HHS legislation.

"Young, a graduate of Georgetown University, is spending much of her time on implementation of the new Medicare drug law, which will provide medication coverage to seniors beginning Jan. 1 [2006].

"Young and her husband have twins, a son and a daughter."

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