Health Care Hall of Fame Past Inductees
Inducted in 2019
Karen Davis pushed for broader coverage under Medicare and Medicaid since their inception more than 50 years ago. The former leader of the Commonwealth Fund and deputy secretary at HHS has made economics a key part of her career and has had a lasting influence in how economic tools are applied to healthcare.
“She helped found the discipline of healthcare economics, and worked in and alongside government to formulate path-breaking national healthcare proposals for universal healthcare, including the Affordable Care Act,” said Dr. David Blumenthal, who succeeded Davis as Commonwealth Fund president in 2012 and formerly served as the national coordinator of health information technology.