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David M. Simas currently serves as Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Advisor for Communications and Strategy. Prior to joining the White House, Mr. Simas was the Director of Opinion Research for the Obama for America Presidential re-election campaign. He served as a Deputy Assistant to the President for Special Projects from 2010 through 2011 and as a Special Assistant to the President and aide to Senior Advisers David Plouffe and David Axelrod from 2009 through 2010. Simas previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and as a policy adviser to the Mayor of Taunton, MA. He was elected Register of Deeds for the Northern Bristol County, MA and to the City Council and School Committee in Taunton, MA.
A Taunton Massachusetts native, Mr. Simas received a bachelor’s degree in political science with high honors and is a graduate of Stonehill College and received his JD from Boston College Law School. He currently lives in Washington DC with his wife Shauna and two daughters, Payton and Rowan.
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More and more Americans are enrolling and transitioning into new plans, it is important to remember we are moving away from a very broken system and what life was for millions of Americans before the ACA. That’s why we put together the presentation below as a reminder of what we’ve left behind now that the Affordable Care Act has come into full effect.
Ten Americans told us what having new or improved health insurance in the new year means to them. You should read what they had to say.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and decisions by 26 Democratic and Republican state elected officials to expand their Medicaid programs, 1.46 million hardworking Americans have applied for and been deemed eligible to enroll in quality, affordable health care.
Right now, our lawmakers are in a position to take action on multiple national measures that would help our economy and millions of Americans. That's not an exaggeration: They could vote tomorrow. And they should.
Deputy Senior Advisor David Simas sent a message to the White House email list following President Obama's Boston healthcare event.