The Health 202 Live
On Wednesday October 25, The Washington Post hosted a conversation about what lies ahead for Americans’ health care coverage featuring some of the most influential voices at the state and federal level. Amid ongoing reform efforts, a new budget proposal on Capitol Hill and just ahead of the 2018 open enrollment period, key members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and a panel of experts from DC, California and Florida spoke about the latest health-care reform proposals, the future of Medicare and Medicaid and the state of the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.
Health Care on the Hill
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, discuss the latest health-care reform efforts on Capitol Hill and what the proposals may mean for the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) debate the individual health insurance mandate required under the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) discuss their the bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act that they co-authored.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) debate the issue of health care costs and pricing in reform proposals, addressing possible plans to lower health care costs.
Sen. Bill Cassidy
Senator, Louisiana
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is the United States Senator for Louisiana. He is behind the Cassidy-Graham bill to repeal Obamacare. Cassidy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014. He serves on the Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP), Energy and Natural Resources, Finance, Veterans Affairs and Joint Economic Committees.
Sen. Chris Murphy
Senator, Connecticut
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was sworn in on January 3, 2013. He is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions where he led a bipartisan effort to reform the nation's mental health system.
Moderated by Paige Winfield Cunningham
Paige Winfield Cunningham is a Health-care Reporter and Author of The Health 202 newsletter for The Washington Post.
The Future of the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces
An on-the-ground view of what lies ahead for the Affordable Care Act marketplaces with Peter Lee, Executive Director of Covered California; Jodi Ray, Project Director of Florida Covering Kids and Families; and Marilyn Tavenner, President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans.
Insurance experts offer an on-the-ground view of complications and changes in Affordable Care Act enrollment, just ahead of the 2018 open enrollment period.
Marilyn Tavenner, President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), discusses the White House's decision to end ACA cost-sharing subsidies.
Jodi Ray, Project Director of Florida Covering Kids and Families, discusses the importance of health care navigators for local enrollment assistance.
Peter Lee
Executive Director, Covered California
Peter Lee is the first Executive Director for California's health benefit exchange, “Covered California.” Lee oversees the planning, development, ongoing administration and evaluation of Covered California and its efforts to improve the affordability and accessibility of quality health care for Californians.
Jodi Ray
Project Director, Florida Covering Kids and Families
Jodi Ray is the Project Director of "Florida Covering Kids and Families" (FL-CKF), which works collaboratively with Florida agencies and stakeholders to advocate and conduct outreach to ensure all Floridians have access to affordable health care coverage.
Marilyn Tavenner
President & CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Marilyn Tavenner is President & CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Tavenner served as administrator/principal deputy administrator of CMS from 2010-2015. She also served as Secretary of Health and Human Resources in the cabinet of Governor Tim Kaine from 2006-2010.
Moderated by Amy Goldstein
Amy Goldstein is a National Health-care Policy Writer for The Washington Post.
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