This webinar looked ahead at the issues surrounding U.S. health care and at potential changes that Congress, the Trump administration, and the states will be likely to adopt in the coming months and years.

With or without major federal legislation like the American Health Care Act, what are the problems that persist in the health system, especially in the individual insurance market? What are the policy options to address them, through executive action, agency rulemaking, and legislation?

Joel M. Zinberg, visiting scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Timothy S. Jost, professor of law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Karl Eisenhower of the Alliance for Health Reform will moderated the discussion.

Follow the webinar on Twitter: #AllHealthLive

This webinar is a project of the Alliance for Health Reform and the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Presentation: T.Jost

Presentation: J.Rovener

Presentation: J.Zinberg

Event Resources

Materials List
What’s Next for Health Policy?
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
All materials can be found in full at the sources indicated

“2 quick fixes to ObamaCare Congress can put into place now.” Joel Zinberg. The Hill. February 16, 2017. Available at

“New Rules Try To Shore Up Individual Health Insurance Market In 2018.” Julie Rovner. Kaiser Health News. February 15, 2017. Available at

“Where There’s Willingness, There’s A Way For Congress And Trump To Fix Health Law.” Julie Rovner. Kaiser Health News. April 4, 2017.

“Why Democrats Should Help Trump Fix Obamacare.” Timothy Stoltzfus Jost. Politico Magazine. March 27, 2017. Available at

“With help from Pence, House Republicans suddenly rekindle health-care talks.” Mike DeBonis and John Wagner. The Washington Post. April 4, 2017. Available at

“6 Changes The Trump Administration Can Still Make To Obamacare.” Danielle Kurtzleben. NPR. March 29, 2017. Available at

“Health care will be back, so the AHCA’s surcharge needs to be fixed.” James C. Capretta and Thomas P. Miller. AEI. March 29, 2017. Available at

“Here’s the bipartisan path forward on health care: Andy Slavitt.” Andy Slavitt. USA Today. March 26, 2017. Available at

“Put this date on your Obamacare calendar: June 21.” Sarah Kliff. Vox. March 31, 2017. Available at

“Ryan Suggests CSR Decision Lies with Trump Administration.” Mary Ellen McIntire. Morning Consult. March 30, 2017. Available at

“Stakeholders React to HHS’ Proposed Market Stabilization Regulations: Part 1 – Insurers.” Emily Curran. CHIRblog. Georgetown University Health Policy Institute – Center on Health Insurance Reforms. March 9, 2017. Available at

“Stakeholders React to HHS’ Proposed Market Stabilization Regulations: Part 2 – Consumer Advocates.” Rachel Schwab. CHIRblog. Georgetown University Health Policy Institute – Center on Health Insurance Reforms. March 17, 2017. Available at

“‘The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint’ Hearing before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House, 114th Cong. (Statement by Dr. Thomas Price, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).” Committee on Appropriations. March 29, 2017. Available at

“Waivers represent a quieter way for Republicans to change health care.” Rachel Gershon. STAT. March 29, 2017. Available at

“What’s Next for the ACA and the People It Covers?” Sara R. Collins and David Blumenthal. The Commonwealth Fund. March 31, 2017. Available at


What’s Next for Health Policy?
Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News, Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow and Chief Washington Correspondent

Timothy Jost Washington and Lee School of Law, Professor Emeritus 

(540) 564-2524

Joel Zinberg American Enterprise Institute, Visiting Scholar

Experts and Analysts

Joan Alker Georgetown University, Executive Director, Center for Children and Families 

(202) 784-4075

Drew Altman Kaiser Family Foundation, President and CEO 

(650) 854-9400

Joseph Antos American Enterprise Institute, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and retirement policy 

(202) 862-5938

Josh Archambault 


Foundation for Government Accountability, Senior Fellow 

(239) 244-8808

Joel Ario Manatt Health Solutions, Managing Director 

(202) 585-6500

Karen Bender Snowway Actuarial & Healthcare Consultants LLC, President 

(920) 826-2422

Lynn Blewett 


State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), Director 

(612) 626-4739

Linda Blumberg Urban Institute, Senior Fellow 

(202) 261-5709

James Capretta 


American Enterprise Institute, Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair

Andy Chasin Blue Shield of California, Director of Public Policy 

(415) 994-4187

Lanhee Chen Stanford University, David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Gary Claxton Kaiser Family Foundation, Vice President; Director, Health Care Marketplace Project; Co-director, Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance 

(202) 347-5270

Sara Collins The Commonwealth Fund, Vice President, Health Care Coverage and Access 

(212) 606-3838

Sabrina Corlette Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms,  Research Professor and Project Director 

(202) 687-3003

Cynthia Cox Kaiser Family Foundation,  Associate Director, Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance 

(202) 347-5270

Kisha Davis CFAR, Consultant 


Charlene Frizzera CF Health Advisors, President;Leavitt Partners, Senior Advisor 

(443) 794-4379

Paul Fronstin Employee Benefit Research  Institute,  Director, Health Research & Education Program 

(202) 775-6352

Rachel Garfield Kaiser Family Foundation, Associate Director, Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured 

(202) 347-5270

Paul Ginsburg Leonard D. Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, University of Southern California, Director 

(202) 797-6268

Ed Haislmaier The Heritage Foundation, Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy Studies, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity 

(202) 608-6078

Katherine Hempstead Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Senior Adviser to the Executive Vice President

John Holahan Urban Institute, Institute Fellow, Health Policy Center 

(202) 261-5709

Doug Holtz-Eakin 


American Action Forum, President 

(202) 559-6420

Genevieve Kenney Urban Institute, Co-Director, Health Policy Center 

(202) 261-5568

Peter Lee Covered California, Executive Director 

(916) 228-8699

Larry Levitt Kaiser Family Foundation, Senior Vice President, Special Initiatives 

(650) 854-9400

Kevin Lucia Georgetown University, Research Professor, Health Policy Institute 


Barbara Lyons Kaiser Family Foundation, Director, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured 

(202) 347-5270

Cindy Mann Manatt Health Solutions, Partner 

(202) 585-6572

Enrique Martinez-Vidal Academy HealthVice President for State Policy and Technical Assistance 

(202) 204-7509

Jack Meyer Health Management Associates, Senior Fellow 

(202) 785-3669

Tom Miller American Enterprise Institute, Resident Fellow 

(202) 862-5886

MaryBeth Musumeci Kaiser Family Foundation, Associate Director, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured 

(202) 347-5270

Rachel Nuzum The Commonwealth Fund, Vice President, Federal and State Health Policy 

(202) 292-6722

Karen Pollitz Kaiser Family Foundation, Senior Fellow, Health Reform and Private Insurance 

(202) 347-5270

Trish Riley National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), Executive Director 

(207) 874-6524

Diane Rowland 


Kaiser Family Foundation, Executive Vice President 

(202) 347-5270

Robin Rudowitz Kaiser Family FoundationAssociate Director, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured 

(202) 347-5270

Andy Schneider 


Georgetown University Health Policy Institute,  Research Professor of the Practice,  Center for Children and Families

Kirsten Sloan American Cancer Society, Vice President for Policy, Cancer Action Network

Vern K. Smith Health Management Associates, Senior Advisor 

(517) 282-0841

Judith Solomon 


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Vice President for Health Policy 

(202) 408-1080

Tim Westmoreland Georgetown University Law Center, Professor from Practice 

(202) 662-9404

Gail R. Wilensky Project HOPE, Senior Fellow 

(301) 347-3902

Government and Government-Related Groups

Jessica Banthin Congressional Budget Office, Deputy Assistant Director, Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division 

(202) 226-2669

Evelyne Baumrucker Congressional Research Service, Specialist, Health Insurance and Financing Section 

(202) 227-8913

Cliff Binder Congressional Research Service, Analyst, Health Insurance and Financing Section 

(202) 227-7965

Kirsten Colello Congressional Research Service. Specialist in Health and Aging Policy 

(202) 707-7839

Rachel Morgan National Conference of State Legislatures,  Senior Committee Director , Health & Human Services 

(202) 624-3569

Matt Salo National Association of Medicaid Directors, Executive Director 

(202) 403-8621

Anne Schwartz MACPAC, Executive Director 

(202) 350-2000

Hemi Tewarson National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Interim Division Director, Health Division 

(202) 624-7803

Brian Webb National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Manager, Health Policy and Legislation 

(202) 471-3978


Anshu Choudhri BlueCross BlueShield Association, Managing Director, Legislative and Regulatory Policy 

(202) 626-8606

Ceci Connolly Alliance of Community Health Plans, President and CEO 

(202) 785-2247

Richard Deem 


American Medical Association, Senior Vice President, Advocacy 

(202) 789-7413

Daniel Hawkins National Association of Community Health Centers, Senior Vice President 

(202) 296-3800

Frederick Isasi Families USA, Executive Director

Jim Kaufman Children’s Hospital Association, Vice President of Public Policy 

(202) 753-5500

Dee Mahan Families USA, Medicaid Program Director

R. Shawn Martin American Academy of Family Physicians, Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy 

(202) 232-9033

Meg Murray 


Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), CEO 

(202) 204-7509

Jeff Myers Medicaid Health Plans of America, President and CEO 

(202) 857-5720

Bruce Siegel 


America’s Essential Hospitals, President and CEO

Marilyn Tavenner America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), President and CEO 

(202) 778-3200

Ashley Thompson 


American Hospital Association, Senior Vice President of Public Policy Analysis and Development 

(202) 626-2688