Newt Gingrich: Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Newt Gingrich is widely recognized for his commitment to a better system of health for all Americans. His leadership as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives helped save Medicare from bankruptcy, prompted FDA reform to help the seriously ill and initiated a new focus on research, prevention, and wellness. His contributions have been so great that the American Diabetes Association awarded him their highest non-medical award and the March of Dimes named him their 1995 Citizen of the Year. Time Magazine also honored him as 1995 Man of the Year. To foster a modern health system that provides better outcomes at lower cost, Newt wrote Saving Lives and Saving Money and launched the Center for Health Transformation in 2003. He continued there in a leadership role until he stepped down in 2011 to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Today, Newt Gingrich is a Fox News contributor and the author of twenty-seven books, including 14 fiction and non-fiction New York Times best-sellers. He is a Senior Advisor at Denton’s, the world’s largest law firm, as well as a Senior Scientist at Gallup.