The Effects of Expiring Pandemic Relief Measures

Scott Brockman has worked in the Healthcare industry for over 20 years while obtaining an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) in 2009. As a consultant with Mercer Human Resource Consulting, he managed multiple large group clients through employee benefit program designs focused on attracting high performing talent. He went on to lead an employee benefits function for a national Catholic hospital system designing employee benefits to access our new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) within their healthcare system. While at CareSource, he held the role of Chief Actuary building out our Actuarial and Risk Adjustment capabilities to support members in their Medicaid, Marketplace and Medicare lines of business. He is currently the leader of CareSource’s Marketplace product, helping the organization manage through environmental changes in the Affordable Care Act in support the members they serve.

Contact: scott.brockman@caresource.com

Sara R. Collins, Ph.D., is vice president for Health Care Coverage and Access program 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 national surveys on health insurance and authored numerous reports, issue briefs and journal articles on health insurance coverage and policy. 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.

Contact: src@cmwf.org

Katie Keith, J.D., MPH, provides “Following the ACA” rapid response analysis for Health Affairs Forefront and is the director of the Health Policy and the Law Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center where she also teaches a course on the Affordable Care Act. Katie also serves as an associate research professor at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms and as an appointed consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. She received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Contact: Katie.Keith@georgetown.edu

Kevin Patterson, MPA, has served as Chief Executive Officer of Connect for Health Colorado since April of 2015. He previously served as chief administrative officer and interim chief of staff to Gov. John Hickenlooper and has an extensive history of public service. Kevin brings a strong understanding of local, state, and federal government and stakeholder engagement to this role. For his time at Connect for Health Colorado, Kevin has been focused on improving the customer experience so they can focus on health insurance with tax credits implications. Kevin has held many senior leadership roles for the city and county of Denver. He was elected to the Denver Board of Education in 2001 and 2005. Kevin graduated with a B.A. in Teaching from Sam Houston State University and holds both a Master’s of Public Administration and a Master’s of Urban Regional Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver. Kevin is known as a collaborative non-partisan problem solver for Colorado issues.

Contact: kpatterson@c4hco.com

Elizabeth Wroe, J.D., is a principal based in Washington, D.C. Liz develops and manages complex, multi-sector alliances, and advises and informs clients on the impact of federal and state health care issues and how to effectively engage with policymakers. She also provides strategic counsel to emerging business, investment, and technology players in the health care sector committed to empowering consumers with new tools to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Liz most recently served as Chief Counsel and Director of Outreach and Coalitions for Chairman Lamar Alexander of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labors, and Pensions (HELP). During her time at the committee, Liz served as a senior advisor to Senate Republicans during their effort to reform the Affordable Care Act and led HELP Committee efforts to develop bipartisan legislation to stabilize the individual insurance market, expand the use of state innovation waivers, and give consumers more flexible health plan options. Liz also drafted mental health parity and funding provisions included in the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255). Liz was previously Health Policy Director for Ranking Member Judd Gregg of the United States Senate Committee on the Budget. In this role, Liz led Committee efforts related to the Affordable Care Act, including conducting budget reconciliation compliance analysis and litigating issues before Senate parliamentarians. Liz developed and drafted policies enacted in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (PL 109-171), FDA Amendments Act of 2007 (PL 110-85), Michelle’s Law (PL 110–381) and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (PL 111-353). In between her service in the United States Senate, Liz worked in the private sector managing complex policy and advocacy efforts. Liz specializes in private health insurance, Food and Drug Administration-regulated products, fiscal policy, digital health, and biodefense. Liz is also a subject matter expert in Senate rules and procedure; and federal authorizing, budget, appropriations, and rulemaking processes.

Contact: elizabeth.wroe@leavittpartners.com

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