Robert E. Moffit, PhD

Robert E. Moffit is a senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He is also Chairman of the Maryland Health Care Commission as an appointee of Governor Larry Hogan.

Moffit long has specialized in health care and entitlement programs, especially Medicare. He brings to the health reform effort his government experience as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a senior official of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where he served during the Reagan administration. In 2010, Modern Healthcare magazine named Moffit as one of the 100 most influential Americans in health care. He has frequently testified before congressional committees.

Moffit’s articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Hill, Fortune, The Irish Independent, The National Interest and National Review. He has also published in numerous professional and specialty journals, among them Health Affairs, Health Systems Review, Harvard Health Policy Review, Inquiry, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, National Affairs, New England Journal of Medicine, Postgraduate Medicine, and Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.

Moffit holds both a master's degree and a doctorate in government from the University of Arizona. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. His essays on political science have appeared in The Catholic Historical Review, Law and Liberty Review, Modern Age and The Political Science Reviewer.

Moffit serves on the advisory board of the Buckley School of Public Speaking in Camden, South Carolina. Recognition for his work includes public service awards from diverse organizations such as the American College of Eye Surgery, the International Hyperbaric Medical Association, and the National Hispanic Family Against Drug Abuse.

Dr. Moffit is married and lives with his wife, Barbara, in Severna Park, Maryland.

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