Common Sense Healthcare Reform

Apr 09, 2018
Christopher Peters
Common Sense Healthcare Reform
Dr. Peters was born and raised in Kansas, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine on an Army scholarship, graduating in 1989. He served in the Army Medical Corps for nine years after medical school as a general surgery resident and staff general surgeon. After leaving the Army, he completed a second residency, in thoracic surgery, at the University of Oklahoma.
Julie Peters was born and raised in northern Iowa, and after completing nursing school, worked for several years as a traveling nurse. Chris and Julie met during one of her assignments, and while he was still in the Army. They were married less than 6 months after their first date, and they’ll be celebrating their 24th wedding anniversary this year. Chris and Julie moved to Iowa in 2004, where they have raised their three sons, Cole, Jake, and Caleb.
Dr. Peters first became interested in healthcare in 2008, when it became a hot topic in Washington, ultimately leading to the Affordable Care Act in 2010. When he examined his own industry, he realized it had been on an unsustainable path for his entire career.