On October 1, NCHC held a virtual event bringing together expert perspectives on the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns to share the candidates’ plan to reinvent our nation’s health care system for our patients, providers, and communities.
The conversation was moderated by Noam Levey, a national health care reporter with the Los Angeles Times, followed by another panel of health care who provided additional insight about the need to accelerate health care transformation. Click here for the full event recording.
Panel 1: Discussion on the Presidential Campaigns
Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D., R-NC
Congressman Greg Murphy is a urologist and politician who is a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District since 2019. He formerly served as a Republican Representative in the North Carolina General Assembly from 2015 to 2019
Chris Jennings, President, Jennings Policy Strategies
Chris Jennings is an over three decades-long health policy veteran of the White House, the Congress and the private sector. Mr. Jennings is the President and Founder of Jennings Policy Strategies (JPS), a nationally respected health care consulting firm committed to assisting foundations, purchasers, health systems and other stakeholders develop policies to ensure higher quality, more affordable and sustainable health care.
Rodney Whitlock, Ph.D., Vice President, McDermott+Consulting
Rodney Whitlock is an accomplished health care executive with more than two decades on the Hill where he specialized in rural health, the health care safety net and disability policy.
Noam Levey, Senior Health Policy Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Noam N. Levey is the award-winning, senior health policy reporter for the Los Angeles Times, based in Washington, D.C. Covering healthcare over the last decade, he has reported from more than 35 states around the country, as well as from Asia, Africa, Western Europe and Latin America.
Insights from Health Care and Public Health Leaders
Anand Parekh, Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
Anand Parekh is BPC’s chief medical advisor providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization. Since 2015, he has led specific efforts tackling a variety of policy issues including the opioid crisis, obesity epidemic & nutrition, health & housing, domestic and global HIV/AIDS, business & public health collaboration, emergency preparedness, social isolation, rural health, and prescription drug costs.
Elena V. Rios, M.D., President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association
Dr. Rios serves as President & CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, (NHMA), representing 50,000 Hispanic physicians in the United States. The mission of the organization is to improve the health of Hispanics. Dr. Rios also serves as President of NHMA’s National Hispanic Health Foundation to direct educational and research activities
Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors
Matt Salo was named Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) in February 2011. The association represents all 56 of the nation’s state and territorial Medicaid Directors, and provides them with a strong unified voice in national discussions as well as a locus for technical assistance and best practices.
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO, National League for Nursing
Under Dr. Beverly Malone’s leadership, NLN has advanced the science of nursing education by promoting greater collaboration among stakeholders, increasing diversity in nursing and nursing education, and advancing excellence in care for patients.
Sachin Jain, President and CEO, SCAN Group and Health Plan
Sachin became president and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan on July 1, 2020. Most recently, Sachin was president and CEO of CareMore Health and Aspire Health, innovative integrated healthcare delivery companies. He led growth, diversification, expansion and innovation of these companies and they grew to serve over 180,000 patients in 32 states with $1.6B in revenues.
Licy M. Do Canto, EVP, Managing Director, Public Affairs and Crisis, BCW
As Executive Vice President and Managing Director in the BCW Public Affairs and Crisis practice, Licy drives healthcare and social impact policy and strategy, and helps shape strategic direction on diversity, inclusion and belonging for the firm and its clients across North America, in public and corporate affairs, government relations, communications, crisis, and reputation management.