Brian Blase, Ph.D., is the CEO of Blase Policy Strategies LLC and a senior research fellow at the Galen Institute and at the Foundation for Government Accountability. Blase previously served as a special assistant to the president for economic policy at the White House’s National Economic Council (NEC).
At NEC, Blase coordinated the development and execution of many of the Trump Administration’s health policy achievements, developed legislative and regulatory strategies, and advised the President, the NEC Director, and other senior government officials. Notably, this work included promulgating rules expanding association health plans, short-term limited-duration insurance, and health reimbursement arrangements as well as the development of the 120-page report, Reforming America’s Health Care System Through Choice and Competition. Blase also played a central role in the Trump Administration’s actions to increase health care price and quality transparency.