Health care expert Peter Nelson returns to American Experiment

Center of the American Experiment announced today the return of Peter Nelson as senior policy fellow, focusing on health care policy reform. Nelson spent over three years as a senior advisor to Administrator Seema Verma at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Washington, D.C. Nelson helped draft and implement many of the Trump administration’s successful health care initiatives with a focus on increasing price transparency, stabilizing health insurance markets, providing alternative health coverage options and empowering states to innovate their own policy solutions.

“Peter Nelson is one of the top health care experts in the country and we are thrilled to have him back with American Experiment,” said John Hinderaker, president of Center of the American Experiment. “In Washington, Peter helped implement some of the country’s most innovative health care ideas, and we look forward to him building on those ideas here in Minnesota.”

Before joining CMS, Nelson worked at Center of the American Experiment from 2006 to 2017, focusing on health care along with budget and other issues and serving on the Minnesota Healthcare Financing Task Force in 2015. He was a frequent testifier in legislative hearings in the Minnesota House and Senate, a role he will now resume.

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. His official start date at American Experiment is June 1, 2021. He can be reached at peter.nelson@americanexperiment.org