Wendell Primus

Dr. Wendell Primus

Senior Policy Advisor, Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Wendell Primus is the Senior Policy Advisor on Budget and Health Issues to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In that capacity, he was the lead staffer in developing the Affordable Care Act. He also played a major role in the SGR legislation in 2015 and various budget agreements. Prior to this appointment in March, 2005, Dr. Primus was the Minority Staff Director at the Joint Economic Committee. He has also held positions at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, served in the Clinton Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services and also served as Chief Economist for the House Ways and Means Committee and Staff Director for the Committee's Subcommittee on Human Resources. Dr. Primus received his Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University.

Deep Dive Episode 155 – International Reference Pricing and Negotiation: Yes or No?

Deep Dive Episode 155 – International Reference Pricing and Negotiation: Yes or No?

Regulatory Transparency Project's Fourth Branch Podcast

Drug prices are a pressing policy issue. On November 20, 2020, President Donald Trump announced two new...