Selected Experts: The Future of Health Insurance

Speakers – The State of Play: Challenges and Issues in Health Insurance

Tom Daschle The Daschle Group, Founder and CEO; Former U.S. Senate Minority Leader
Thomas A. Scully Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, General Partner
Reed Tuckson (Moderator) Tuckson Health Connections, Managing Director


Speakers – Stabilizing the Individual Insurance Market

Karen Bender Snowway Actuarial & Healthcare Consultants LLC, President

(920) 826-2422

Peter Lee Covered California, Executive Director

(916) 228-8699

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

(202) 608-6078

Chris Holt American Action Forum, Director of Health Care Policy
Tom Miller American Enterprise Institute, Resident Fellow

(202) 862-5886

Sarah Dash (Moderator) Alliance for Health Reform, President and co-CEO

(202) 789-2300


Speakers – Medicaid Moving Forward

Josh Archambault


Foundation for Government Accountability, Senior Fellow

(239) 244-8808

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

Judith Solomon


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

(202) 408-1080

Marilyn Serafini (Moderator) Alliance for Health Reform, President and co-CEO

(202) 789-2300


Speakers – On the Ground Considerations and Implications

Michael D. Aubin Wolfson Children’s Hospital, President
Andy Chasin Blue Shield of California, Director of Public Policy

(415) 994-4187

Kisha Davis Casey Health Institute, Family Physician; CFAR, Consultant

(301) 664-6464

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

Noam N. Levey (Moderator) Los Angeles Times, Writer


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, Resident Fellow and Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy

(202) 862-5938

Joel Ario Manatt Health Solutions, Managing Director

(202) 585-6500

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

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

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

Katherine Hempstead
John Holahan Urban Institute, Institute Fellow, Health Policy Center

(202) 261-5709

Doug Holtz-Eakin


American Action Forum, President

(202) 559-6420

Timothy Jost Washington and Lee School of Law, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law

(540) 564-2524

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

(202) 261-5568

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 Health, Vice President for State Policy and Technical Assistance

(202) 204-7509

Jack Meyer Health Management Associates, Senior Fellow

(202) 785-3669

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

Robin Rudowitz Kaiser Family Foundation, Associate 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

Vern K. Smith Health Management Associates, Senior Advisor

(517) 282-0841

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

Peter Leiboold Ascension Health, Chief Advocacy Officer

(314) 733-8000

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, 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

Leanne Zumwalt Davita, Group Vice President