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Jason Helgerson is a consultant, investor, and entrepreneur who founded Helgerson Solutions Group, a health care consultancy. Prior to his move to the private sector, he spent his entire career in public service. Most recently, Jason was New York’s Medicaid director. In that role, he led the state’s historic Medicaid redesign efforts, which not only bent the cost curve, but also improved outcomes for Medicaid members. A 2018 Commonwealth Fund study found New York to be the most improved state in the nation relative to its overall health care system’s performance and suggested that further improvement was likely thanks to reforms launched by Jason and his team. Prior to moving to New York, Jason was Wisconsin’s Medicaid director. In this role, he led the effort to expand access to health care to virtually all of the state’s residents—including all children. He also helped lead a major cost-cutting exercise that brought down spending without taking benefits away from a single Medicaid member. Prior to his Medicaid work, Jason held a series of positions in state and local government leading efforts to reform education, child care, public finance, and, of course, health care. Jason is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.