Next Steps in Health Reform: Defending Our Gains, and Improving Successful Policies

Members of Congress, the Surgeon General of the United States, and the President of Planned Parenthood map out the opportunities and challenges for health care in 2016 and beyond.

  • Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL)
  • Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
  • Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy
    United States Surgeon General
  • Cecile Richards
    President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Moderator: Ron Pollack
    Executive Director, Families USA


Health Care for All: Expanding Access to Immigrant Communities

Leaders at the forefront of campaigns to expand access to health care for all immigrants describe the importance of these efforts and how advocates can engage in them.

  • Marielena Hincapié
    Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center
  • Bob Ross
    Chief Executive Officer, The California Endowment
  • Moderator: Sinsi Hernández-Cancio
    Director of Health Equity, Families USA


Recap of OE 3: Reviewing our Successes, and Mapping Out Next Steps for Enrollment

This session provides a recap of the third open enrollment period, reviews the remaining enrollment work to be done, and highlights the continued importance of outreach, education and enrollment assistance.

  • Mike Perry
    Partner, PerryUndem
  • Karen Pollitz
    Senior Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Christen Linke Young
    Principal Deputy Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
  • Moderator: Rachel Klein
    Director of Organizational Strategy, Families USA


The Value of Medicaid Expansion in Improving Health Care

The session includes presentations about the ways Medicaid expansion leads states to address and prioritize population health improvements.

  • Donna Spencer, PhD
    Senior Research Associate, State Health Access Data Assistance Center, University of Minnesota
  • J. Craig Wilson, JD, MPA
    Director of Health Quality, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI)
  • Moderator: Patrick Willard
    Health Action Director, Families USA


A National Discussion: Growing Consumer Concerns About Drug Pricing

Key health care stakeholders paint a picture of the growing problem of rising prescription drug prices, and discusses the merits of possible solutions to address this issue.

  • Sarah Emond
    Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
  • Leigh Purvis
    Health Services Research Director, AARP's Public Policy Research
  • Topher Spiro
    Vice President, Health Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Moderator: Caitlin Morris
    Program Director for Health System Transformation, Families USA


Part 1: Keeping the Faith in Health Reform; Part 2: Election 2016, and What it Means for Health Care Policy

This plenary features a breakfast session with Sister Carol Keehan, leader of the Catholic Health Association, who talks about advocacy for the poor and vulnerable.

The second half features panelists that represent views from both sides of the political spectrum, and during this hour, we will explore what the 2016 elections may mean for the future of health reform.

Breakfast with Sister Carol

  • Sister Carol Keehan
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Health Association of the United States
  • Moderator: Ron Pollack
    Executive Director, Families USA

Election 2016, and What it Means for Health Care Policy

  • Chris Jennings
    Founder and President, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.
  • Tom Scully
    Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP
  • Moderator: Julie Rovner
    Robin Toner Fellow, Kaiser Health News