HCFA congratulates our old friend and colleague, Christie Hager, who was named by federal HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as the new regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for New England (official press release here).
HCFA worked closely with Christie when she served as Chief Health Counsel for Speaker DiMasi during the development, enactment and first three years of implementation of chapter 58. Christie played a critical role in providing accurate information and smart advice to the Speaker, who championed a strong health reform law under Christie's tutelage. Our organization's work with Christie goes back to the 90s, when she worked for the House staff of the Joint Health Care Committee on numerous legislative initiatives.
We look forward to her strong leadership and commitment to improving health coverage, quality and public health, along with her other responsibilities in representing HHS in Massachusetts and other New England states.