Matthew Bassett

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Matthew Bassett
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Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Legislation
Assumed office
February 5, 2018
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Jim R. Esquea
Personal details
Born Coral Springs, Florida
Education Baylor University
Trinity University

Matthew Bassett is an American healthcare executive and government official. He is President Donald Trump's nominee to become Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Bassett was previously a senior executive at health companies myNEXUS and Davita.[1] He held senior staff positions in the United States House of Representatives and served the Governor of Kentucky as chief of staff to Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services, where he worked to reform the state's Medicaid and insurance markets. Bassett serves on the board of directors for the Access Tennessee Health Insurance Pool.[2][3]


  1. ^ Collins, Michael (May 4, 2017). "Trump nominates Tennessee health care policy expert for HHS post". The Tennessean. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Matthew Bassett to the United States Department of Health and Human Services". The White House. May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Beavers, Olivia (May 4, 2017). "Trump announces nominee for top Health and Human Services position". The Hill. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
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