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Matt Dean

Contact Matt Dean

mdean@heartland.org 312-377-4000

Matt Dean is Senior Fellow for Health Care Policy Outreach at The Heartland Institute.

In his seven terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives, Matt Dean served as Majority Leader and Chairman of the Health and Human Services Finance committee before retiring in 2019. 

As a healthcare leader in Minnesota, Dean successfully passed bipartisan reforms to cut fraud, and increase patient choice in Medicaid, Medicare and the private marketplace. Dean also created and passed nation-leading legislation to pioneer direct contracting of care by hospitals. 

As the state's only architect to be elected to the legislature, Dean served on the state's Capitol Architectural Board as well as the Governor's commission for the $330 million Minnesota Capitol restoration.  

Matt is graduate of the University of Minnesota, and together with his wife Dr. Laura Dean, are raising the sixth generation of Deans in the northeast St Paul area. 

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