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

Stephanie Cutter, JD Biography

Title:
Assistant to the US President for Special Projects
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The Affordable Care Act is less than three months old, but it is well on the way to making the health care system better for all of us. The President has directed his implementation team to extend coverage to young adults early, and most insurance companies are already extending coverage. Small businesses are already taking advantage of the small business tax credit, the first round of $250 rebate checks to seniors who have hit the prescription drug donut hole have been mailed, and the employee retiree reinsurance program has been implemented before the law requires. In the weeks and months ahead, we will continue to implement the law carefully to help make health care affordable and accessible for all Americans and give Americans more control over their own care.”

“A New Health Care Survey and the Affordable Care Act,” www.whitehouse.gov, June 14, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant to the US President for Special Projects, May 1, 2010-present
  • Founder, Cutter Media Group, Mar. 2006-present
  • Former Adviser to First Lady Michelle Obama in the Let’s Move initiative
  • Former Adviser to US President Barack Obama in the political and communications strategy for nominating US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
  • Fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard University, Fall 2009
  • Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Treasury, Jan. 2009-Aug. 2009
  • Chief Spokesperson for the Obama-Biden Transition, Nov. 2008-Jan. 2009
  • Senior Adviser to US Senators Harry Reid and Edward M. Kennedy, Jan. 2005-Mar. 2006
  • Former Spokesperson for US Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign
  • Former Deputy Communications Director for US President Bill Clinton
  • Former Lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Education:
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
  • BA, Government and Economics, Smith College, 1990
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are all employers required to provide health insurance?
  2. Is Obamacare constitutional?