Ken Raske

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Kenneth E. Raske is president of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), which represents more than 250 nonprofit hospitals and permanent health care facilities, both voluntarily and publicly, in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. As an expert on health care policy and finance, Mr. Raske plays a key role in shaping the health care delivery system and has helped GNYHA’s members of the hospital and permanent care through dramatic changes in the health care market.

GNYHA has long played a crucial role at the state level, opposes cuts to health funding and advocates for the adoption of legislation that protects funding for both education and safety net hospitals, expands health insurance coverage for low-income uninsured adults, and recruits and retains qualified health care personnel.

On the federal front, GNYHA has been a leading advocate of cuts to Medicare – particularly for academic hospitals – and a strong proponent of fair payment practices by private insurers. Mr. Raske has also helped GNYHA-affiliated hospitals navigate the complexities of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He and GNYHA were vehemently opposed to efforts in 2017 to repeal and replace the ACA.

Under Mr Raske’s leadership, GNYHA has developed expertise in government affairs, health funding, managed care, long-term care and numerous legal, regulatory and professional issues, including staff shortages and quality/patient safety. Mr. Raske also created the Health Economics and Outcomes Research Institute (THEORI), which analyzes and interprets tax data and economic trends that affect health care providers.

Mr Raske is a frequent lecturer and commentator on healthcare issues. Prior to becoming president of GNYHA in 1984, he held positions as Senior Vice President and Deputy Director at the Michigan Hospital Association, Study Director at the American Hospital Association and Research Associate at the American Medical Association.