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Dave Chandra

Senior Policy Analyst


Dave Chandra is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in the Health Policy Department.  In this role, he supports state efforts in implementing national health reform as well as preserving and strengthening existing health care programs for low-income populations.

Prior to joining the Center, Chandra was the Director of the Office of Health Care Innovation at the DC Department of Health Care Finance, which included management of Health Insurance Exchange planning activities for the District of Columbia. He also served in the Executive office of the Mayor and in the Director’s Office at the DC Department of Health.  Previously, he worked at Health Care For All in Boston, MA and spent two years in the Policy Department at the DC Primary Care Association.

Chandra received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Brown University.

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