Massachusetts Medical Society: Rob Restuccia: Visionary and Advocate for Affordable Health Care for All

Rob Restuccia: Visionary and Advocate for Affordable Health Care for All

Rob Restuccia
Rob Restuccia, champion of health care justince. Photo courtesy of Community Catalyst.

The Massachusetts Medical Society mourns the loss of Rob Restuccia, a great friend and fierce health care advocate.

Restuccia was brilliant at navigating our complex health care system and passionate about ensuring that every citizen has access to high-quality, affordable care, making him a force to be reckoned with in Massachusetts and beyond.

While at the helm of Health Care for All and later, Community Catalyst — two organizations he was instrumental in building — Rob demonstrated a genius for rallying and uniting disparate stakeholders and moving mountains.

Some of his greatest health care reform triumphs in the Commonwealth were scaled to meet national needs, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In 2010, the landmark Affordable Care Act was passed, in large part because of the work of Community Catalyst, the national consumer advocacy organization Restuccia led until his illness forced him to step down in September 2018.

Restuccia’s passing leaves a large void in the health care community and in our collective heart. The Massachusetts Medical Society is grateful for his service and dedication to every patient and for the lasting impact his quest for health care equity will have on patients for many years to come.

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