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Congressional Health Policy Education Program

The Congressional Health Policy Education Program is series of seminars for Congressional staff. Each event in the series brings together top experts from Paragon Health Institute and the broader field of health policy.

Past Events

This event will be the first in a series on the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) as well as an introductory look at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The event will be hosted by Drew Keyes, who will be joined by Dr. Joel Zinberg and Bryan Shuy.

The briefing will be hosted by Paragon’s Brian Blase and Gary Alexander, who will interview state Medicaid officials Kelly Garcia and Janet Mann on the redetermination process.

This event will be the first in a series on drug pricing and will focus on demand side issues. Paragon will host a future session on supply side questions. The event will be hosted by Theo Merkel, who will be joined once again by John Brooks.

During the event, Congressional health staff will have be given an overview of Medicare Advantage, including its structure and financing and CMS’ role in oversight and regulation.

During the event, Congressional health staff will had the opportunity to dive into health care policy as it relates to the federal budget.

During the event, Congressional health staff will have the opportunity to attend four seminars and conversations introducing them to health care policy as it relates to private health care and Medicaid, Medicare, public health and well-being, and how to be an effective health care policy staffer.

During the event, Congressional health staff will had the opportunity to learn from and connect with experts with extensive knowledge about the growing federal health spending crisis and what Congress can do to stem the tide.

During this event, Congressional health staff will had the opportunity to learn from and connect with leading health care policy staff.

This event offered an overview of trends in Medicaid, including the growth of the funding mechanism, and how they impact state programs.

This event explained what Congressional health staff need to know about the executive branch.

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