Kenneth E. Raske is President of Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), which represents more than 250 not‑for‑profit hospitals and continuing care facilities, both voluntary and public, in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. An expert on health care policy and finance, Mr. Raske plays a key role in shaping the health care delivery system and has helped guide GNYHA’s hospital and continuing care members through dramatic changes in the health care marketplace.
GNYHA has long played a critical role at the State level opposing health care funding cutbacks and advocating for the passage of legislation that protects funding for both teaching and safety net hospitals, expands health insurance coverage for low-income uninsured adults, and recruits and retains a qualified health care workforce.
On the Federal front, GNYHA has been a leading advocate against Medicare cuts—particularly to teaching hospitals—and a strong advocate for fair payment practices by private insurers. Mr. Raske has also helped GNYHA member hospitals navigate the complexities of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He and GNYHA fiercely opposed efforts in 2017 to repeal and replace the ACA.
Under Mr. Raske’s leadership, GNYHA has developed expertise in the areas of government affairs, health finance, managed care, long term care, and numerous legal, regulatory, and professional affairs including workforce shortages and quality/patient safety. Mr. Raske also created The Health Economics and Outcomes Research Institute (THEORI), which analyzes and interprets fiscal data and economic trends affecting health care providers.
Mr. Raske is a frequent lecturer and commentator on health care topics. Before becoming GNYHA’s President in 1984, he held positions as Senior Vice President and Deputy Director at the Michigan Hospital Association, Study Director at the American Hospital Association, and Research Associate at the American Medical Association.