Andrew D. Hyman, JD, team director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Coverage team, is responsible for developing and executing strategies designed to achieve the Foundation’s goal of securing for all Americans meaningful access to health care coverage. He recognizes that “the promise of equal opportunity in this country is empty while we permit millions to be uninsured.” Having joined the Foundation in 2006 as a senior program officer in the Health Care Group, he and the Coverage team work with policy-makers, researchers and advocates to help our nation’s leaders craft and enact policies designed to expand coverage.

Hyman came to the Foundation after serving as director of Government Relations and Legislative Counsel for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, which represents the public mental health systems in every state. In that role, he sought to advance policies that secure positive health outcomes and full community participation for individuals with mental disorders.

Prior to his work in the mental health field, from 1998–2001 Hyman was the deputy director and then director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), serving as Secretary Donna Shalala’s liaison to state, local, and tribal governments. His work at HHS also included efforts to combat tobacco use, implement the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and advise the Secretary on Medicaid. He began his service at HHS as the special assistant to the general counsel in 1993.

A New Jersey native, Hyman received a JD from the Fordham University School of Law, and a BA from Columbia College.

Recent Posts by Andrew Hyman

Medicaid Expansion: Time For A Closer Look

Medicaid plays a critical role in protecting the health of our nation’s most vulnerable populations, but it leaves out many people, including poor childless adults. To insure more people and fill these gaps in the program, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand their Medicaid...

December 11, 2012Following the ACA, Medicaid and CHIP