Last updated on: 7/8/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Dan Pfeiffer Biography

Title:
White House Communications Director
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Health care reform ends the worst practices of insurance companies, brings down costs for families and small businesses, and expands coverage to 32 million Americans who are currently uninsured. It provides new investments to increase the number of primary care practitioners, including doctors and nurses. It provides tax credits of up to 50 [to] 35 percent of employer premium contributions to help small businesses afford coverage for their employees. And the CBO has confirmed that health reform reduces the deficit by more than $100 billion over the first decade, and more than $1 trillion in the decade after that…

Under health reform, Americans will be ensured access to the care they need.”

“What ‘Repeal’ Would Do Away With,” www.whitehouse.gov, Mar. 25, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Communications Director, White House, Nov. 2009-present
  • Deputy Communications Director, White House, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2009
  • Communications Director for Barack Obama’s transition team, Nov. 2008-Jan. 2009
  • Deputy Communications Director for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, July 2008-Nov. 2008
  • Traveling press secretary for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Jan. 2008-July 2008
  • Communications Director for US Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN), 2005-2006
  • Former Communications Director for US Senator Tom Daschle’s (D-SD) 2004 Senate campaign
  • Former Communications Director for US Senator Tim Johnson’s (D-SD) 2002 Senate campaign
  • Former Communications Director, Democratic Governor’s Assocation
  • Former Communications Director for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign
Education:
  • BA, magna cum laude, Government, Georgetown University, 1998
Other:
  • Born on Dec. 24, 1975 in Wilmington, DE
Quoted in:
  1. Can my current insurance cancel my coverage if I get sick?
  2. Will Obamacare lower taxes?