Healthcare Expert Kate Schroder Launches Bid for Congress in Ohio’s 1st District
Cancer Survivor and Leader in Public Health Running to Lower the Cost of Healthcare and Expand and Improve Coverage
CINCINNATI — Kate Schroder, a healthcare expert and Clifton resident, announced today that she is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio’s 1st District.
A fifth-generation Cincinnatian, Schroder has devoted her life to improving access to affordable healthcare with more than 15 years in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Schroder is a member of the Cincinnati Board of Health and has served as Vice President at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, where she has worked to combat childhood illnesses in low-resource countries.
“I’m concerned about the direction of our country. And I’m tired of standing on the sidelines and hoping everything will be okay. Our community and country have real and pressing problems that need solving,” said Schroder. “We deserve leaders who wake up every day ready and eager to help solve these problems.”
In 2011, Schroder was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma where she experienced navigating the healthcare system as a patient. She is now cancer-free, and came through with a deeper understanding of what works and doesn’t in the U.S health system.
“I know firsthand how having access to affordable, quality, healthcare can make a difference between life or death, and my experience working in public health has shown me how we can lower costs and make our health care system work for the middle-class,” added Schroder. “Too many career politicians in DC like Steve Chabot have forgotten how important access to affordable healthcare is to working families, and instead have taken their marching orders from the big insurance and drug companies funding their campaigns — I’m running for Congress to change that.”
Schroder grew up in Pleasant Ridge and attended Nativity and Ursuline Academy before earning a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Schroder has long been active in her community and civic affairs in southwest Ohio. In 2016, she was appointed to the Cincinnati Board of Health where she serves as Finance Chair, and in 2017, was named a WCPO Next Nine honoree, recognizing nine rising stars who are transforming the healthcare sector.
Schroder and her husband, John Juech, live in Clifton and are parents to a daughter Josie (six) and a son Peter (four).