United Hospital Fund Names Chad Shearer Senior Vice President for Policy and Program

NEW YORK, NY—July 2, 2019— United Hospital Fund announced today that Chad Shearer, has been named Senior Vice President for Policy and Program. Previously, he was Vice President for Policy and Director of the Medicaid Institute.

Mr. Shearer joined UHF in 2014 to spearhead its work on insurance coverage and access to care as well as its innovation strategies and children’s health initiative. In his new position, he will assume overall leadership of both policy and program initiatives at UHF, expanding his role guiding UHF’s work to improve health care quality and efficiency.  

“Chad is well-recognized throughout the health care community in our city and state for his depth and breadth of knowledge about public and private health insurance and the issues surrounding access to health care and health care quality,” said UHF president Anthony Shih, MD, MPH. “I am very pleased to announce his appointment to this important position.”

Prior to joining UHF, Mr. Shearer served as deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network, based at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University. The Network coordinated technical assistance to 11 states to support the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion provisions. 

Mr. Shearer also served as senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies, where he helped shape its Medicaid Leadership Institute, an intensive training program for selected state Medicaid directors. Before that, he was legislative director for Congressman Pete Stark, Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health in the United States House of Representatives.

Mr. Shearer holds both a law degree and a master’s of health administration from the University of Iowa.

About United Hospital Fund
United Hospital Fund works to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker. An independent, nonprofit organization, we analyze public policy to inform decision-makers, find common ground among diverse stakeholders, and develop and support innovative programs that improve the quality, accessibility, affordability, and experience of patient care. For more on our initiatives and programs please visit our website at www.uhfnyc.org and follow us on Twitter.