New Administration and Congress
By Brent Ewig, MHA
Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, AMCHP
You won’t want to miss the closing plenary at this year’s Annual Conference! Come hear perspectives from national leaders on what the new President and Congress might have in store for new policies addressing the health of women, children, and families. Invitations have been extended to representative of the new administration. A panel discussion will then feature Sara Rosenbaum and Bruce Lesley with AMCHP President-elect Phyllis Sloyer.
Sara Rosenbaum is Hirsh Professor and Chair of Department of Health Policy at George Washington University and a nationally renowned expert on Medicaid and health care financing. Sara worked on health reform in the Clinton Administration, helped create the Vaccines for Children program, and among many leadership activities currently serves as co-chair of the policy workgroup of the CDC’s Preconception Care Workgroup.
Bruce Lesley is the president of First Focus, a bipartisan advocacy organization that is committed to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions. Bruce had a long and distinguished career as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill, and brings an insider’s view on how the Title V MCH Block Grant is viewed by policymakers. This panel will share ideas on what it will take for the Title V MCH Block Grant to be positioned to thrive in the future. Hear their perspectives and engage in dialogue about the potential for health care reform legislation, the future of Medicaid, and changing federal budget priorities.