Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response

Andy Slavitt (Author)
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St. Martin's Press
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June 15, 2021

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About the Author

ANDY SLAVITT served as the Acting Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama from 2015 to 2017. He is the host of the podcast #IntheBubble, a top-ranked podcast on life during the global pandemic. Slavitt is currently Board Chair of United States of Care, a national non-profit health advocacy organization he founded, as well as a founding partner of Town Hall Ventures, a healthcare investment firm that serves underrepresented communities. He is co-chair of a national initiative on the future of health care at the Bipartisan Policy Center. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School, he lives in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.


"He's not swaggery; he doesn't come across as particularly commanding. But then leadership isn't always blustery or elected. Slavitt is a policy wonk turned cage rattler, and in this time of pandemic, he's emerged on Twitter and TV as one of the more straightforward, consistent sources of information, a health care administrator with a talent for getting senators and CEOs to call him back." --The Chicago Tribune

"As CMS administrator, he was able to work across the aisle, though quietly, more than some predecessors. His pragmatic problem-solving (he dislikes the word "technocrat") approach helped him build good ties with much of the health care industry and many governors, including those in red and purple states." --Politico

"During his tenure at CMS, he has repeatedly proven to be an effective problem solver that engages stakeholders to craft consensus-based solutions." --American Medical Association

"He's as knowledgeable about health care as anyone I've met. He's one of the few people that can really integrate all of the aspects." --Bill George, former Medtronic CEO

"With decades of experience delivering health care services to millions of Americans, Andy has developed a track record as an effective and innovative leader who gets results. As acting administrator at CMS, Andy has played a crucial role in leading efforts to combat health care fraud, reform health care delivery, and improve health outcomes." --Amy Klobuchar

"Andy pairs a deep understanding of U.S. health care with a unique ability to execute honed over years as a private-sector leader. And as the bipartisan make up of United States of Care demonstrates, Andy's expertise is recognized by Republicans and Democrats.'' --Denis McDonough, Former White House Chief of Staff