Bio

Ted Slafsky is one of the nation’s leading experts on health care policy, pharmaceutical pricing, the hospital industry and health care access. Based in Washington, D.C., he is Founder and Principal of Wexford Solutions LLC where he consults with businesses and non-profits looking to strengthen their position in the marketplace and improve health care outcomes.

Mr. Slafsky is also the Publisher and CEO of 340B Report, the only subscription-based news service covering developments in the federal 340B drug pricing progam.

Mr. Slafsky speaks at industry conferences and events. Clients include established firms, health care start-ups, health care institutions and non-profits.  Mr. Slafsky is frequently quoted in the news and is one of the nation’s leading experts on pharmaceutical and health care matters impacting low-income and other vulnerable patient populations. His opinion pieces have been published in various national publications including USA Today Health Affairs, The Hill and Roll Call. Mr. Slafsky has excellent bipartisan relations with Congress and the administration. He also has close relationships with many leading hospital executives, pharmacy directors and pharmacy industry leaders.

Prior to his new venture, Mr. Slafsky served as President and Chief Executive Officer of 340B Health, a Washington D.C.-based association of over 1400  hospitals nationwide participating in the federal 340B drug discount program. The program enables hospitals and clinics serving large numbers of low-income patients to stretch scarce resources and expand access to care. It is a critically important program for hospitals, community health centers, Ryan White clinics and other providers serving vulnerable patient populations. Thanks to the program, patients are able to access affordable medications and improved health care. Mr. Slafsky served as President and CEO of the organization from 2010-2018. From 1996-2010, he was Executive Director. During his tenure, he grew 340B Health’s membership from 50 hospitals to over 1300 hospitals and increased its budget from $50,000 to over $10 million. He also oversaw its growth from 2 employees to over 30, as well as oversaw the work of 10 prominent consultants including former U.S. lawmakers from both parties.

Mr. Slafsky directed and oversaw two national conferences that grew in size for 22 years straight, along with 10 regional roundtables per year that brought together the various stakeholders in the 340B program.  Mr. Slafsky oversaw a team of government relations specialists, attorneys, policy analysts, writers and pharmacists who advocate on behalf of member hospitals and provide compliance guidance. Mr. Slafsky helped conceive and oversaw various communications resources including the widely-read blog 340B Informed and the member-only electronic news service–The Bulletin. He was the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Drug Discount Monitor.

Prior to his time at 340B Health, Mr. Slafsky was a Health Policy Fellow for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee. He assisted Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and Senate Democratic Policy Director Tom Daschle on messaging during the Clinton health reform debate. From 1990-1993, Mr. Slafsky was a Reporter and Researcher at U.S. News & World Report where he reported on politics, health and education policy. He also served as the editorial assistant to David Gergen, the magazine’s editor at large and advisor to four U.S. Presidents. Mr. Slafsky was the winner, with a team of U.S. News journalists, of the Overseas Press Club’s Hallie and Whit Burnett Award.

Mr. Slafsky has a Master of Public Policy from Duke University and Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Tufts University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Ted lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Diane and two children.