Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has worked extensively as an advocate for dramatic improvements in U.S. health care. In 2003, he founded the Center for Health Transformation, a public/private collaborative dedicated to creating a health system that saves lives and money. As the architect of the Contract With America, Gingrich led the Republican Party to victory in 1994, capturing the majority in the House for the first time in 40 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Emory University, and master’s and doctorate degrees in modern European history from Tulane University. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista.
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