Keith Fontenot is a nonresident fellow in Economic Studies at the Center for Health Policy. Mr. Fontenot is veteran of budget, legislative and analytical issues surrounding the nation's health and other major entitlement programs.

He is examining issues related to the Brookings "Bending the Curve" report, including developing options and ideas to further the goal of improving quality and accountability while reducing cost, as well as issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act. He is also a Managing Director at Hooper-Lundy & Bookman, P.C.

Mr. Fontenot previously served as associate director for Health at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he was closely involved in the development of the Affordable Care Act; as deputy associate director for Health, Education and Income Security at the Congressional Budget Office, where he helped CBO prepare for health reform, including the develop of numerous legislative options in health programs; as chief of the Health Financing Branch, where he was closely involved in development and implementation of the Medicare prescription drug program and reforms of the Medicare payment systems; as associate deputy commissioner for policy at the Social Security Administration, and as chief of the Income Maintenance Branch at OMB.

Mr. Fontenot has a B.A. degree from Old Dominion University and a M.A degree in public policy from Duke University.

Keith Fontenot is a nonresident fellow in Economic Studies at the Center for Health Policy. Mr. Fontenot is veteran of budget, legislative and analytical issues surrounding the nation’s health and other major entitlement programs.

He is examining issues related to the Brookings “Bending the Curve” report, including developing options and ideas to further the goal of improving quality and accountability while reducing cost, as well as issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act. He is also a Managing Director at Hooper-Lundy & Bookman, P.C.

Mr. Fontenot previously served as associate director for Health at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he was closely involved in the development of the Affordable Care Act; as deputy associate director for Health, Education and Income Security at the Congressional Budget Office, where he helped CBO prepare for health reform, including the develop of numerous legislative options in health programs; as chief of the Health Financing Branch, where he was closely involved in development and implementation of the Medicare prescription drug program and reforms of the Medicare payment systems; as associate deputy commissioner for policy at the Social Security Administration, and as chief of the Income Maintenance Branch at OMB.

Mr. Fontenot has a B.A. degree from Old Dominion University and a M.A degree in public policy from Duke University.

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