Michael Bennet Bio, Age, Senetor, Net Worth, News

Michael Bennet Biography

Michael Bennet was born in New Delhi, India as Michael Farrand Bennet. He is an American businessman, lawyer, and politician who served as the senior United States Senator from Colorado since 2009.

Bennet previously worked as a managing director for the Anschutz Investment Company, chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, and superintendent of Denver Public Schools.

Michael Bennet Age

Michael Bennet was born on November 28, 1964, in New Delhi, India. He is 54 years old as of 2018.

Michael Bennet Family

Michael Bennet was born in New Delhi to (father) Douglas J. Bennet who served as an aide to Chester Bowles, then the U.S. ambassador to India. and (mother) Susanne Christine (née Klejman) who is a retired elementary school librarian, who migrated to the United States with her family in 1950. His parents were from Polish Jews.

Michael Bennet Height

  • Height: 1.93 m
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Michael Bennet Career

After his Doctoral degree, he worked as a law clerk and later on he served as the U.S. Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration. In July 2005, Michael Bennett became the superintendent of the Denver public school system.

Michael Bennet Net Worth

Sen. Michael Bennet has an estimated net worth of between $6 million and $27 million.

Senator Michael Bennet

Michae Bennet is serving as the senior United States Senator from Colorado, a seat he has held since 2009.

Contact Michael Bennet

address: U.S. Senate, 458 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 205100001 ph: (202) 224-5852, fax: (202) 228-5097

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Grassley reintroduces ACE Kids Act for kids on Medicaid

Published: Feb 05, 2019 07:34 PM CST

Source: www.weareiowa.com

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet have reintroduced their bipartisan bill to improve health outcomes and care coordination for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid.

“Children with complex medical conditions have complex medical needs,” Grassley said. “And they certainly have better results when they receive coordinated health care. The ACE Kids Act would provide a system to ensure that these children under Medicaid receive exactly that kind of coordinated care.”

“Government bureaucracy is the last thing families should have to deal with when trying to find the right care for their kids,” Bennet said. “We should pass the ACE Kids Act this Congress to help families navigate the complex landscape of specialized care, especially when traveling across state lines.”

The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act, or ACE Kids Act, would make it possible for health care providers to lower costs, coordinate care, and improve quality outcomes for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid who require specialized care.

About two-thirds of the 3 million children with complex medical conditions are covered by Medicaid, representing nearly 40% of Medicaid costs for children. These children have illnesses and conditions including cancer, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome and chronic health challenges from premature birth, which often require them to travel to another state to find treatment. The burden of coordinating this complicated care often falls on the families of the children. On average, children with complex medical needs require five to six specialists with as many as 20-30 health and allied health professionals involved in their care. The bill would help these families of children navigate the complicated health care system.

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator From Colorado

As superintendent of the Denver Public Schools, Michael Bennet enacted a nationally recognized merit pay system for teachers and increased funding to the city’s early-education and full-day kindergarten programs. While serving as chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, he helped close a 10 percent budget gap during his first two months in office and balanced two consecutive budgets, while preserving municipal services.

Michael Bennet comes from a family with a long history of public service. Born in Delhi, where his father was an aide to the U.S. ambassador to India, Bennet grew up in Washington, D.C., where the elder Bennet held prominent posts in the Carter and Clinton administrations and served as president of National Public Radio. Bennet, himself, is following in his family’s footsteps.

After graduating from law school, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, Bennet clerked for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and later served as counsel to the deputy attorney general for President Bill Clinton. He then took a seven-year detour into what he describes as “a very happy period of time in the private sector.” When his wife, environmental attorney Susan Daggett, took a job with the Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund in Denver, Bennet went to work as director of the Anschutz Investment Company, also in the Mile-High City. During his seven-year stint at Anschutz, Bennet led the reorganization of four distressed companies, which required the restructuring of over $3 billion in debt, and managed the consolidation of three major movie chains into Regal Entertainment Group, the world’s largest film exhibitor.

In 2005, he was appointed a superintendent of the Denver Public Schools. The job was a perfect fit for Bennet, who is an avid supporter of education and providing equal educational opportunities for all students. A 2011 article in Time magazine by Andrew Rotherham listed Bennet among the country’s leading educational activists and predicted that if any changes were made to the No Child Left Behind Act, “or if anything else of significance happens in Washington on educational policy, this Colorado Democrat will be at the center of it.”

In a 2010 interview about her husband on the blog site ColoradoPols.com, Daggett said that she and Bennet were “acutely aware” of the inequalities in our society. “That was one of the things that really motivated Michael at DPS (Denver Public Schools),” she said. “Our kids have all the opportunity in the world because of their station in life. What motivated him was to make sure that kids who weren’t born with advantages had the same opportunities (as our kids)—and that the schools recognized that fundamental inequality.”

As a child, Bennet enjoyed the advantages made possible by his own parents’ social and economic status. One of these was the opportunity to attend a private school, where he was diagnosed with dyslexia at an early age and received the help he needed to work through his learning difficulties.

Other students, however, are not as fortunate. “I’m concerned,” says Bennet, “that there are a lot of children in this country who aren’t getting that close attention at school. More than 80 percent of the people in our jails are high school dropouts. I think it’s so important for us to acknowledge that everyone learns in different ways, and some students are struggling with disabilities like dyslexia. It’s incredibly important that we have systems and people in place to catch these things.”

Bennet, selected in 2009 by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by now-Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and re-elected in 2010, is also a strong supporter of immigration and healthcare reform and voted in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in 2010. In recognition of his strong leadership skills and abilities, Bennet’s peers awarded him Ted Kennedy’s seat on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

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