George L. Hoover joined Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children in January 2011 as Health Policy Director. Prior to joining PPC, George worked in human services in state government for more than 36 years in numerous capacities. In 2005 he was appointed as Deputy Insurance Commissioner of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the adultBasic Program in the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
His work during this period was key to the 2007 expansion of Pennsylvania's CHIP through the Cover All Kids initiative, which allows uninsured children of any income to access CHIP coverage. George also administered adultBasic, a health care coverage program for low-income uninsured adults.
Prior to joining the Insurance Department, George worked in the Department of Public Welfare for more than 30 years, serving in a variety of key management positions, including the executive director of a local welfare office and director of eligibility policy for the Food Stamp Program (now known as SNAP), and from 1993 to 2005, directing Medicaid eligibility policy.
George holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University and lives in Mechanicsburg with his wife.