Jim Arvantes has worked in the health care field for more than 20 years, reporting and writing for a variety of publications and covering many issues, including HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases in prisons and jails, and ongoing efforts to reform the nation’s health care system. For nearly seven years, Jim served as the Washington Correspondent for AAFP News, the online news source for the American Academy of Physicians. In that role, Jim wrote both news and feature articles that focused on the role of primary care in improving health care, enhancing health care access and reducing health care costs.
He has developed an expertise in many areas of the health care field, including the Affordable Care Act, payment and delivery reform as well as the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Jim relies on his expertise and vast experiences as a health care writer when covering stories for ValuePenguin.