ANTHONY E. WRIGHT (He/Him) has served as Executive Director for Health Access, California’s health care consumer advocacy coalition since 2002. Health Access leads state efforts to win patient protections, fight budget cuts and invest in our safety-net, expand coverage and advance equity and prevention. Wright led California’s coalition effort to help pass, and later defend, the Affordable Care Act and state laws to implement and improve it, and campaigns to successfully pass numerous health reforms, including first-in-the-nation laws to ensure timely access to care, to stop hospital overcharging of the uninsured, and to expand Medicaid regardless of immigration status.
As a consumer advocate and community organizer, Wright has been widely quoted in state and national media. He has also worked for New Jersey Citizen Action, the Center for Media Education, The Nation magazine, and in Vice President Gore’s office in the White House.
Bred in the Bronx, Wright graduated from Amherst College magna cum laude in both English and Sociology. He lives in Davis with his wife Jessica, and his son Jefferson.