Symposium Overview

As the United States continues to grapple with the devastation of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of health care has once again emerged at the forefront of the 2020 presidential election. This virtual symposium will gather a range of experts after election day to discuss how the results could influence the health policy agenda in 2021 and beyond. Panel presentations and keynote speakers will provide insight into what’s ahead for health policy in the administration, Congress, federal courts, and the states.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care policy and infrastructure
  • Perennial health care priorities, including delivery system reform, long-term care reform, health care budgets and financing, investments in health IT, and health care affordability
  • Short and long-term strategies to address persistent health disparities and health care system inequities

Schedule of Events

  • Session 1: What Just Happened and What Does it Mean for Health Care?
    • Tuesday, November 17 | 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. EST
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  • Session 2: Immediate Priorities for the Next Administration, Congress, and States
    • Tuesday, November 17 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
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  • Session 3: What’s the Long-Term Vision for Health Care in America?
    • Wednesday, November 18 | 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. EST
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  • Session 4: Carving a Leadership Path Forward: Perspectives from the Ground
    • Wednesday, November 18 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
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Symposium Speakers

  • Clay Alspach, J.D., Principal, Leavitt Partners
  • Robert Blendon, Sc.D., Richard L. Menschel Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Policy Translation and Leadership Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Sarah Dash, MPH, President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy (moderator)
  • Liz Hamel, Vice President and Director, Public Opinion and Survey Research, KFF
  • Chris Jennings, Founder and President, Jennings Policy Strategies
  • Joanne Kenen, Executive Editor of Health Care, POLITICO (moderator)
  • Bob Kocher, M.D., Partner, Venrock
  • Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Health Policy, Founding Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University
  • Ian Morrison, Ph.D., Author, Consultant, and Futurist
  • Rachel Nuzum, MPH, Vice President, Federal and State Health Policy, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Julie Rovner, Robin Toner distinguished fellow and chief Washington correspondent, Kaiser Health News (moderator)
  • Avik Roy, President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
  • Nirav Shah, M.D., MPH, Senior Scholar, Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center
  • Kate Sullivan Hare, Vice President of Policy and Communications, Alliance for Health Policy
  • Kaakpema “KP” Yelpaala, MPH, CEO and Founder, International

Thank you to our Post Election Symposium sponsors!