Several health care reform bills, including Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, have built upon the Commonwealth’s nation-leading 2006 health care reform law. Today, thanks to that historic and collaborative effort, Massachusetts has near universal health coverage. To sustain and protect that progress, we must reduce health care cost growth while continuing to improve the quality and delivery of care. Through Chapter 224, the HPC is responsible for developing policies and implementing programs to address these goals.
We recognize the challenges and opportunities connected to our mission and are committed to achieving our goals through collaboration, transparency, and innovation. Under the direction of diverse and committed commissioners and staff, the HPC is poised to move forward thoughtfully to bring about the market transformations that will connect all of our residents to affordable, accountable quality care.
I look forward to engaging with you throughout this worthwhile process. Please check back frequently for the latest on our efforts.
David Seltz is the first Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. Prior to this role, Mr. Seltz was the chief health care advisor for then-Senate President Therese Murray and served as the Special Advisor on health care for former Governor Deval Patrick (MA). Through these positions, Mr. Seltz advised the passage of Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006 and Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012. Mr. Seltz is a 2003 graduate of Boston College and originally from Minnesota. He was a recipient of Modern HealthCare’s 2015 Up and Comer Award, which recognizes young executives that have made significant contributions in the areas of healthcare administration, management or policy.