Peter Harbage

Senior Consultant

Peter Harbage is a Senior Consultant for COPE Health Solutions. Peter Harbage is President of Harbage Consulting and has fifteen years of experience working to improve health policy at the federal, state and local level. Peter has published extensively through his national research practice on health reform concepts and the public financing of health care. His clients include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

From 2003 to 2008, Peter served as the senior health policy advisor to presidential candidate and former Senator John Edwards. In 2007, he worked extensively with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s health care reform team in California in his role at the New America Foundation. Most recently, Peter was a fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Peter served as an Assistant Secretary for Health at the California Health and Human Services Agency under Governor Gray Davis, and as a Special Assistant to the Administrator of the federal Health Care Financing Administration under the Clinton Administration. He started his career as a Medicaid budget analyst at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Peter has also taught on the American healthcare system at the University of Southern California.