Peter J. Nelson is a Senior Policy Fellow at Center of the American Experiment based in Minnesota where he focuses his attention on the intersection of state and national health care policy.

He is a leading expert on the Affordable Care Act and health insurance regulation. Currently, his work concentrates on developing and advancing policies to promote more competitive, affordable health insurance markets. This includes policies related to the ACA’s section 1332 state innovation waivers, price transparency, and health reimbursement arrangements.  From late 2017 until 2021, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this role, he helped lead the development and implementation of insurance market regulations and state innovation waivers.

Nelson received a B.A. in economics from Wheaton College and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School where he was a member of the Minnesota Law Review.