As part of the president’s health care overhaul effort, the Department of Health and Human Services is hiring a health care consultant who has a decades-long track record in the field of legal, ethics and public relations.
The HHS has hired Robert P. Nevin, who is best known for his work as a former deputy chief counsel at the White House Counsel’s Office, and for helping the Trump campaign hire legal counsel during the 2016 presidential election, Politico reported Wednesday.
Nevin is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and has been a consultant for several political campaigns, including for the 2016 campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
He is currently the lead public relations and health policy advisor for the American Medical Association’s Advisory Council on Health Care.
The AMA is a nonprofit organization that provides advice to physicians, hospitals and other health care providers.
In addition to advising the AMA, Nevin also works for the Campaign Legal Center, a political advocacy group that is part of a bipartisan alliance that aims to improve the legal representation of politicians in Washington.
Nilsen is also a longtime health policy advocate, working for the Coalition to Protect Patient Rights, which has filed hundreds of lawsuits in Washington challenging key parts of the health care law.