What’s Coming in 2023? Health Policy Priorities for the New Year

January 25, 2023

Last year was packed with executive, legislative, and judicial branch activities that will have an impact in 2023. These include passage of the Inflation Reduction Act as well as the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. This event featured a forecast of potential health policy priorities for both states and the federal government and reviewed major milestones from the past year and their potential impact on 2023. Panelists identified key members of Congress including leadership and committee chairs, discussed health-related items up for reauthorization, and discussed potential implementation opportunities and challenges.


  • Paul Edattel, Principal, Todd Strategy Group, LLC
    • Paul Edattel joined Todd Strategy in the summer of 2018. Prior to joining Todd Strategy, Paul served as chief counsel for health for the House Energy and Commerce Committee under Chairman Greg Walden – leading the committee’s efforts on the broad array of health issues under its jurisdiction, including Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, 340B, FDA, pandemic response, and other public health policy. Paul started with Energy and Commerce in 2011 under the leadership of Chairman Fred Upton and was elevated to chief counsel for Health in 2016. He also previously served Speaker John Boehner as his health policy advisor. Paul also served as a legislative director for Rep. John Shadegg of Arizona..Contact: paul@toddstrategy.com
  • Sara Singleton, Principal, Leavitt Partners
    • Sarah Singleton is a Principal with Leavitt Partners, a health policy consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Sara advises clients throughout the health care sector on federal health care policy issues including public health, social determinants of health, equity, research and drug development, and the Affordable Care Act. Sara served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation at HHS and has significant experience on Capitol Hill in both Committee and personal offices. She’s also worked in patient advocacy, and in grants administration at the National Institutes of Health and Harvard Medical School..Contact: sara.singleton@leavittpartners.com
  • Hemi Tewarson J.D., MPH, President and Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
    • Hemi Tewarson, is the executive director of the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP), a nonpartisan forum of policymakers throughout state governments, learning, leading, and implementing innovative solutions to health policy challenges. Ms. Tewarson joins NASHP from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy where she has been a leader of the Center’s emerging state policy portfolio, including COVID-19 testing and containment, vaccine distribution and education, coverage, and health system reform, Medicaid system improvements, and addressing equity within and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Ms. Tewarson served as the director of the Health Division at the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Center for Best Practices, overseeing a broad project portfolio.Contact: htewarson@nashp.org
  • Peter Sullivan, Health Care Reporter, Axios (moderator)
    • Peter Sullivan covers health care for Axios, with a focus on congressional policymaking. He previously covered health care for The Hill. He is a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa and a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts.Contact: peter.sullivan@axios.com

This event was made possible with support from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation.


This is an unedited transcript.