Ron Pollack served for 34 years as the Founding Executive Director (and is now Chair Emeritus) of Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers. He and Families USA worked for decades to expand health coverage for the tens of millions of people who are uninsured and underinsured, culminating in Ron’s key leadership role promoting passage of the historic Affordable Care Act (ACA). Upon passage of the legislation, President Obama inscribed on the top of the voluminous statute: “To Ron and Families USA — You made this happen!” Ron and Families USA also played a leading role in securing passage of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Ron was also the Founder and Board Chair of Enroll America, the national collaborative leader in securing optimal health coverage enrollment of uninsured people across the country pursuant to the ACA. Ron’s other professional leadership roles include: he was appointed by President Clinton as the sole consumer representative on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry; he was the Founding Executive Director for ten years of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the leading national organization focused on eliminating hunger in the U.S.; and he served for three years as the Dean of the Antioch University School of Law.