OSPIRG Foundation Staff

Jesse Ellis O'Brien
OSPIRG Foundation
Health Care Advocate
(503) 231-4181 ext. 307

Jesse Ellis O’Brien is OSPIRG Foundation's Health Care Advocate, researching policies and strategies for Oregon to lower the cost of health care while improving quality.  Jesse directs OSPIRG Foundation's Health Insurance Rate Watch Project, overseeing efforts to analyze health insurers' proposed rate hikes and alerting the public and policymakers to rate hikes that are not justified.  An Oregon native with a background in social work, Jesse received his MSW from Portland State University.  He has also worked with the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and as a Legislative staffer in the Oregon State Capitol.  He is a graduate of Swarthmore College.

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