Health Policy and Politics in Turbulent Times

Health Policy and Politics in Turbulent Times

A fireside chat with former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush

Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, and Penn Law invite you to join us for a conversation on health policy and politics with former Governor of Florida and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Moderated by Penn Law professor Allison Hoffman, this ‘fireside chat’ event will examine the current political landscape, and cover issues ranging from Medicaid reform, the role of states and the private sector, and areas of opportunity for bipartisan health reform.

The discussion will be followed by a breakfast reception from 10:15 to 11:00am. 


Jeb Bush is the 43rd governor of the State of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007. He was the third Republican elected to the state’s highest office and the first Republican in the state’s history to be reelected. He was most recently a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Governor Bush joined the University of Pennsylvania as a non-resident Presidential Professor of Practice at the Andrea Mitchell Center for the 2018-19 academic year. He has previously served as a visiting professor and fellow at Harvard University, an executive professor at Texas A&M University, and has been awarded several honorary doctorates from collegiate institutions across the country. Governor Bush has been recognized for his contributions to public policy by national organizations including the Manhattan Institute, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Jack Kemp Foundation. Governor Bush earned his bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Governor Bush currently serves as Chairman of Dock Square Capital LLC, a merchant bank headquartered in Miami.

Governor Bush maintains his passion for improving the quality of education for students across the country by serving as the Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national nonprofit education reform organization he founded to transform education in America.

He has written three books, Profiles in Character; Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution; and Reply All: A Governor’s Story 1999-2007.

Governor Bush lives in Miami with his wife Columba. They have three children and four grandchildren.