Stabilizing the Individual Market in Uncertain Times

Joseph Antos is the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute and adjunct associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University. He is the vice-chair of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, where he is serving a third term as a commissioner. Previously, Antos was assistant director for health and human resources at the Congressional Budget Office, and he held senior management positions in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Management and Budget, and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. His work focuses on the economics of health policy, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, the uninsured, and the overall reform of the health care system. Antos earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester.

Sara Collins is vice president for health care coverage and access at The Commonwealth Fund. An economist, Dr. Collins joined the Fund in 2002 and has led the Fund’s national program on health insurance since 2005. Since joining the Fund, Dr. Collins has led several multi-year national surveys on health insurance and authored numerous reports, issue briefs and journal articles on health insurance coverage, health reform, the Affordable Care Act, and proposals to repeal and replace the ACA. She has provided invited testimony before several congressional committees and subcommittees. Prior to joining the Fund, Dr. Collins was associate director/senior research associate at the New York Academy of Medicine, Division of Health and Science Policy. Earlier in her career, she was an associate editor at U.S. News & World Report, a senior economist at Health Economics Research, and a senior health policy analyst in the New York City Office of the Public Advocate. She holds an A.B. in economics from Washington University and a Ph.D. in economics from George Washington University.

Matt Eyles is executive vice president, policy & regulatory affairs at America’s Health Insurance Plans, the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. At AHIP, he leads the government programs, state policy, and product policy departments, and a team focused on broad health policy issues. Matt joined AHIP from Avalere Health where he was executive VP for consulting, strategic communications, and health reform. Previously, Matt was corporate VP, public affairs & policy at Coventry Health Care, Inc. (now Aetna). He was also vice president, corporate public policy at Wyeth (now Pfizer) and led policy for its pharmaceutical, consumer health, and animal health divisions in the U.S. and globally. In addition, Matt has worked at Eli Lilly and began his career at the Congressional Budget Office. Matt has undergraduate degrees from The George Washington University in political science and history and a graduate degree in public policy from the University of Rochester.

Tim Jost is an emeritus professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is a coauthor of a casebook, Health Law, used widely throughout the United States in teaching health law and now in its seventh edition. He has written numerous monographs on legal issues in health care reform for national organizations and blogs regularly for Health Affairs, where he is a contributing editor on regulatory issues. He is a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Brian Webb is the assistant director for health policy and legislation for the National Association Insurance Commissioners. The NAIC represents the insurance regulators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 5 U.S. territories. Before joining the NAIC, Brian worked on Medicare and Medicaid policy for the BlueCross BlueShield Association and, prior to that, was the assistant vice president for legislation for the then-Federation of American Health Systems (FAHS). Brian began working in Washington, D.C., on health care policy in 1988 as a legislative aide for Rep. Bill Thomas. After six years with Rep. Thomas, Brian worked five years in California Gov. Pete Wilson’s Washington, D.C., office as health and welfare aide and deputy director. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from BIOLA University in California.


Sarah Dash is president and CEO of the Alliance for Health Policy. Previously, Ms. Dash was a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute in the Center on Health Insurance Reforms and served as a senior health policy aide on Capitol Hill. She received her master’s degree in public health from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science from MIT.