Dave Racer, MLitt
Dave Racer, MLitt, received his Master of Letters Degree from Oxford Graduate School in 2009. Dave’s master’s thesis, A Comprehensive Approach to Health Care Reform in the United States: Twenty-Five Keys to Understanding the Challenges.
Dave is a writer, researcher, publisher, speaker, and teacher. As such, he has written and/or edited 48 books, of which 18 focus on health care and health finance issues. Dave has spoken in more than 25 states and all across Minnesota as a keynoter or educator about health care, and a broad array of issues and ideas.
Since 1999, Dave has taught "American Government-For Real!! and Student Senate at YEAH Academy. Dave is the former President and Board Chair of The Constitution Educational Foundation, and the Founding President of The Declaration Foundation. He continues to write and publish books and articles about American liberty, the Declaration, and the Constitution.
Since 2005, he has been speaking about health care reform, including legislative and congressional actions related to the financing and delivery of health. In this capacity, Dave has spoken to health care finance and provider professionals, employers, civic groups, and churches. He also frequently speaks and teaches on the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Citizenship.
Dave has written and presented more than 12 original Continuing Education courses concerning healthcare finance taught in Minnesota and other states.
Dave is a Board Member of the Minnesota Physician-Patient Alliance and the Minnesota GOP Health Care Task Force.
Dave is a former member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and its Minnesota Chapter (MAHU). Dave has served as the MAHU Legislative Committee’s Research Director, and coordinated the efforts of the Agents Coalition for Health Care Reform in Minnesota.
His undergraduate work was spread among three institutions: Macalester College in St. Paul, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Educational Psychology.
Dave is a VietNam-era veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of First Evangelical Free Church of Maplewood, Minnesota.
Dave's political experience includes running for the Minnesota legislature four times, with GOP endorsement, managing the Menning for Governor Campaign (1985) and serving as the National Campaign Manager for Alan Keyes for President 1996. Dave has been a party delegate at every level, held several local GOP political party offices, and served one term as the State Chair of the Reform Party of Minnesota.
Dave is the President of DGRCommunications, Inc., providing research, writing, publishing, and communication services for a diverse group of individual and corporate clients, and is the founder and CEO of Alethos Press, a book publisher.
Author - Speaker - teacher