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AGENDA: DAY I
Monday, May 11, 2015


OPENING PLENARY SESSION - AGENDA DAY I
1:00 pm

Welcome and Introduction and Keynote Overview of the Political and Policy Context for Health Insurance Exchanges

Susan Dentzer
Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Health Policy Analyst, The PBS News Hour, Washington, DC (Co-chair)

    Speaker Bio

    Susan Dentzer is Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and one of the nation's most respected health care journalists and thought leaders. She is an on-air analyst with the PBS NewsHour and National Public Radio.

    Dentzer served as the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs and led the NewsHour's health policy unit. Dentzer is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, the IOM's Board on Population Health, the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hastings Center. Dentzer is a member of the boards of directors of the International Rescue Committee, the Health Data Consortium, Research!America, the American Board of Medical Specialties, and the Public Health Institute.

    A trustee emerita of Dartmouth, she serves on the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth Medical School.
1:15 pm

Health Insurance Marketplaces: Where We've Been and Where We're Headed

Kevin J. Counihan
Director and Marketplace Chief Executive Officer, Center for Consumer and Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Former Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; Former President, Choice Administrators Exchange Solutions, Hartford, CT

    Speaker Bio

    Kevin Counihan joined the Department after most recently serving as the CEO of AccessCT, the state of Connecticut's health insurance exchange. As the AccessCT CEO, Kevin led the successful implementation of the state's marketplace where enrollment exceeded expectations. Additionally, he was the Director of Marketing for the Massachusetts Connector during Massachusetts' implementation of their health reform initiative.

    In his role as Marketplace CEO, Kevin is responsible and accountable for leading the federal Marketplace, managing relationships with state marketplaces, and running the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), which regulates health insurance at the federal level. Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the commercial health insurance industry. He is an experienced senior executive with more than three decades of success in business, marketing, operations, product development and strategic planning for health care organizations.
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1:45 pm

Keynote: The Health Insurance Exchange in Context: A Dialogue with Alain C. Enthoven, PhD

Alain C. Enthoven, PhD
Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management (Emeritus), Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

    Speaker Bio

    Alain Enthoven, Marriner Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford holds degrees in Economics from Stanford, Oxford and MIT. He has been Assistant Secretary of Defense, and President of Litton Medical Products. In 1977, while serving as consultant to the Carter Administration, he designed and proposed Consumer Choice Health Plan, a plan for universal health insurance based on managed competition in the private sector He is now Chairman of Stanford's Committee on Faculty/Staff Human Resources which advises on employee health insurance, and on the board of the Integrated Healthcare Association.
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Susan Dentzer
Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Health Policy Analyst, The PBS News Hour, Washington, DC (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Susan Dentzer is Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and one of the nation's most respected health care journalists and thought leaders. She is an on-air analyst with the PBS NewsHour and National Public Radio.

    Dentzer served as the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs and led the NewsHour's health policy unit. Dentzer is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, the IOM's Board on Population Health, the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hastings Center. Dentzer is a member of the boards of directors of the International Rescue Committee, the Health Data Consortium, Research!America, the American Board of Medical Specialties, and the Public Health Institute.

    A trustee emerita of Dartmouth, she serves on the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth Medical School.
2:15 pm

Keynote Address

Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD
James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

    Speaker Bio

    Uwe E. Reinhardt teaches health economics comparative health systems, general micro-economics and financial management at Princeton University. The bulk of his research has been focused on health economics and policy, both in the U.S. and abroad.

    He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and past president of the Association of Health Services Researchers (now Academy Health) and of the International Health Economics Association. He has served on a number of government commissions, including the Physician Payment review Commission (now part of Medicare Payment Advisory Commission or Medpac). He also is a Commissioner of the Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. He has been a trustee of Duke University and also of the Duke University Health System, and has served or still serves as director of several health-related corporations.

    His academic honors include the Governor's Gold Medal of the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, several honorary doctorates, the Federal Merit Cross bestowed by Germany's President and the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services research, also known as the Baxter Prize.
2:45 pm Break

IMPLICATIONS OF KING VS. BURWELL
3:15 pm

King vs. Burwell: What will the Supreme Court Do? What are the Implications?

Michael F. Cannon, MA, JM
Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Former Domestic Policy Analyst, Republican Policy Committee, US Senate, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute's director of health policy studies. Cited by the Washington Post as "an influential health-care wonk at the libertarian Cato Institute," his articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, and the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. He holds a bachelor's degree in American government (B.A.) from the University of Virginia, and master's degrees in economics (M.A.) and law & economics (J.M.) from George Mason University.
Timothy S. Jost, Esq.
Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA
Jennifer Haberkorn
Health Care Reporter, POLITICO Pro, Washington DC (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    I write about health care policy and politics at POLITICO and POLITICO Pro. My coverage focuses on Congress and the 2010 health care reform law, including implementation, regulations, lobbying and lawsuits. I also write about Medicare and Medicaid.
4:00 pm

The World after the King Decision: Considering the Alternatives

Joel Ario, M.Div., JD
Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions; Former Director, Office of Health Insurance Exchanges, US Department of Health & Human Services; Former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner; Former Executive Director, Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Mr. Ario is a managing director of Manatt Health Solutions. He has 30 years of experience helping to shape and implement public policy, including nearly two decades devoted to leading health reform efforts at the state and federal government levels. He provides strategic consulting and policy analysis to assist state governments, health plans and foundations in understanding and navigating healthcare reform, with a particular emphasis on how public Marketplaces and private exchanges will reshape the healthcare landscape. Mr. Ario previously served as the first Director of the HHS Office of Health Insurance Exchanges (2010-2011). Prior to his federal service, Mr. Ario was the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner (2007-2010), Oregon Insurance Commissioner (2000-2007), and served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for a decade. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, M. Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Saint Olaf College.
Susannah Buckley-Green
Director, US Healthcare Practice, Burson-Marsteller, Chicago, IL

    Speaker Bio

    Susannah Buckley-Green is Director on the US Healthcare practice for Burson-Marsteller and represents the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange providing strategy, media relations, social media, enrollment assistance, training, public affairs and governance support.

    Burson also represents Your Health Idaho, Idaho's Exchange and has worked on Idaho's branding, marketing, media relations, policy, operations, training and governance efforts.

    Before Burson, Susannah most recently worked for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) in Washington, D.C. Her work for The Blues' specifically focused on communicating policy changes and recommendations for the implementation of the ACA in Washington and supporting the message of the importance of local, state-based insurance regulation.
Stuart M. Butler, PhD
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; Adjunct Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University; Former Director, Center for Policy Innovation, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Stuart Butler is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution. Before joining Brookings, Butler spent 35 years at The Heritage Foundation, as Director of the Center for Policy Innovation and earlier as Vice-President for Domestic and Economic Policy Studies. He is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown's School of Public Policy, a member of Health Affairs' editorial board, serves on the CBO's health advisors panel, and is a Board member for Health Care Services at the Institute of Medicine. Butler earned a MA in economics and history and a Ph.D. in American economic history from St. Andrews University.
Christopher E. Condeluci, Esq.
Founder and President, CC Law & Policy; Former Tax and Benefits Counsel, Finance Committee, US Senate, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Christopher E. Condeluci is principal and sole shareholder of CC Law & Policy PLLC in Washington, DC. Chris's practice focuses on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") and its impact on stakeholders ranging from employers and "private" health insurance exchanges to agents/brokers and hospitals/health systems. Prior to forming his own firm, Chris served as Tax and Benefits Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. During his time in Congress, Chris participated in the development of portions of the ACA, including the Exchanges, the insurance market reforms, and all of the new taxes enacted under the law. He is one of the few senior Congressional staffers who actively participated in the health reform debate to join the private sector since the ACA's enactment, and based on his experience as an employee benefits attorney, he possesses a unique level of expertise on matters relating to tax law, ERISA, and the ACA.
Yvette Fontenot, MA
Partner, Avenue Solutions; Former Deputy Director, Office of Health Reform, Department of Health and Human Services; Former Professional Staff, US Senate Finance Committee, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Yvette Fontenot is a Partner at Avenue Solutions where she develops and pursues policy and advocacy strategies on behalf of health care clients.

    Previously, Yvette served as Deputy Director of the Office of Health Reform at Health and Human Services and Senior Advisor at the White House Office of Health Reform.

    Yvette also served as Professional Staff with the Senate Finance Committee during passage of the Affordable Care Act; as Professional Staff for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; and at the Office of Management and Budget.

    Yvette received her Masters from the University of Chicago and her Bachelors from Duke.
Chini Krishnan, MS
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, GetInsured; Former Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Valicert Inc., Palo Alto, CA

    Speaker Bio

    Chini Krishnan is Founder and CEO of GetInsured, the leading provider of online technology for the millions of consumers, businesses and state governments who need easy access to affordable health insurance. GetInsured is venture-backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, Partech International and River Street Management.

    Previously Chini founded Valicert, a leader in public-key infrastructure validation, which went public in 2000. He also worked for Enterprise Integration Technologies, where he was involved in releasing the world's first secure web browser.

    Chini holds an M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Duke University and the Indian Institute of Technology respectively.
Jon M. Kingsdale, PhD
Managing Director, Wakely Consulting Group; Visiting Lecturer on Health Care Policy, Department Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Former Executive Director, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, Boston, MA (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Jon Kingsdale, Ph.D., is an executive, policymaker, strategist and speaker with extensive experience in health care financing, provider reimbursement, insurance product development and marketing, public affairs and general management. He has worked in health insurance, government, consulting, academia and journalism.

    Dr. Kingsdale is Managing Director and co-founder of the Boston office of Wakely Consulting Group. Prior to his current position, Jon was the founding Executive Director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, an independent authority established in 2006 under Massachusetts' landmark health reform legislation. The Massachusetts experience was fundamental to national reform and the model for insurance reform and exchanges under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

    As a senior executive at the Tufts Health Plans for twenty years, Jon was responsible for strategic planning, product development, public affairs and government relations.
MEDICAID EXPANSION/WAIVER UPDATE
5:00 pm

Medicaid Expansions and Waivers: What's Next?

Timothy Hill
Acting Deputy Director, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, Former Director of the CMCS Financial Management Group, CMS Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) and Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare (CM), Baltimore, MD

    Speaker Bio

    Mr. Hill is the Deputy Director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As Deputy Director of CMCS, Tim Hill leads activities related to national Medicaid and CHIP policy and program operations, and works closely with states in the implementation of their Medicaid and CHIP programs.

    Tim has held a number of senior leadership positions in CMS including Director of the CMCS Financial Management Group, CMS Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) and Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare (CM). He has an extensive background in financial management, program integrity, and state collaboration.
Steve Fitton
Michigan Medicaid Director, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, MI

    Speaker Bio

    Steve Fitton has been the Director of Michigan's Medicaid and CHIP programs for over 6 years. These health care programs currently serve over two million Michigan citizens with a budget growing to over $15 billion with the implementation of the Healthy Michigan program. Prior to becoming the Medicaid Director, Steve directed the Bureau of Medicaid Policy and Actuarial Services--an organization that focused on policy and financing issues for the Michigan Medicaid program. A career public servant, Steve has worked in health policy and budget in Michigan state government for over forty years. He has extensive experience navigating the health service delivery and financing system, the complexities of federal rules and regulations, and in understanding the needs of special disadvantaged populations and helping to make health programs more responsive to those needs.
Brian S. Neale, JD
Healthcare Policy Director, Office of Governor Mike Pence, Indianapolis, IN

    Speaker Bio

    Brian Neale serves as Health Care Policy Director for Governor Mike Pence, where he is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of health care policy for the State of Indiana's health-related agencies. In this role, Neale led the effort to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan, a consumer-driven alternative to traditional Medicaid, to over 350,000 uninsured. Neale previously served in Washington, D.C. as Legislative Director and Counsel to Congressman Mike Pence and as appointed Advisor to U.S. Small Business Administrator Sandy Baruah. A native Hoosier, Neale holds degrees from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and McKinney School of Law.
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Deborah Bachrach, Esq.
Partner, Healthcare Transaction & Policy, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Former Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner of Health, New York State Department of Health, New York, NY (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Deborah has more than 25 years of experience in health policy and financing in both the public and private sectors and an extensive background in Medicaid policy and healthcare reform. She currently advises states, providers, plans and foundations in implementing federal health reform, including the Medicaid expansion and payment and delivery system reforms. From 2007 to 2010, Deborah she served as the Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner of Health for the New York State Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs. In this capacity, she was responsible for coverage, care and payment policies for over 4 million children and adults enrolled in New York's Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Programs and led state efforts to reform Medicaid's eligibility rules and payment and delivery policies.
6:00 pm Adjournment and Networking Reception

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