Fixing Health Care: Whats Next


2017 Legislative Summit


Federal proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act portend dramatic changes for states. From the most visible features such as health exchanges, insurance subsidies or credits and the Medicaid expansion, to lesser known provisions, such as payment reforms and financing sources, states face major unknowns.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The latest developments from Washington, D.C., and what they mean.
  • What new responsibilities and opportunities states have to improve health systems.
  • How states have responded, including what’s working and what’s not.
  • Resources that you may use in your state.


  • Richard "Dick" Moore, former senator and NCSL president (2010-11), Massachusetts
  • Senator Deb Peters, senior assistant Senate majority leader; NCSL president (2017-18), South Dakota

Speakers/panelists (In order of presentation)

  • Jane Norton, director, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for the Trump Administration; Washington, D.C.
  • Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, managing director, Manatt Health, formerly director of coverage policy, HHS and CCIIO deputy center and policy director, Washington, D.C.
  • Joseph Antos, PhD, resident scholar, health care, American Enterprise Institute; professor, emergency medicine, George Washington University; formerly assistant director for health, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Washington, D.C.
  • Kim Holland, vice-president, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association; serving up to 100 million enrollees in all 50 states; former Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner.
  • Sara Rosenbaum, JD, professor, Health Law and Policy, George Washington University; past Chair of Academy Health; member of the CDC Director’s Advisory Committee (2007-2017); member National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Washington, D.C.
  • Barbara Anthony, JD, senior fellow in Health, Pioneer Institute; formerly Mass. Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (2009 to 2015), Massachusetts 
  • Ken Preede, vice-president, Commonwealth Care Alliance, a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organization, Massachusetts
  • David Woodmansee, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Connecticut.
  • Legislator respondents: Rep. Mike Sprinkle (D-NV); Rep. Dunnigan (R-UT); Rep. David Heaton (R-IA); Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas (D-VT)

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