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Congressional Health Policy Education Program

Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 11:00am – 2:00pm EST

Goodbye 2023, Hello 2024, Look Out 2025!


Top current and former policymakers will share key health policy takeaways from 2023 and what Congress needs to prepare for in ’24 and ’25

You are invited to our 2024 health policy kickoff colloquium — “Goodbye 2023, Hello 2024, Look Out 2025!” — from 11am-2pm on January 24th in CVC 217. Chick-fil-A lunch will be provided. Please feel free to share this invite with any health care staffer you think would be interested.

This event will kick off Paragon’s 2024 season of in-person educational events. Attendees will hear presentations from some of the nation’s leading health policy experts about important health policy issues facing Congress and the country in 2024 and 2025, as well as a recap of health policy developments over the past year.

We are excited that the health policy advisors to the three most recent Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives will share their insights:

Drew Keyes – Senior Policy Advisor to Speaker of the House Mike Johnson

Ryan Long – Principal with BGR Group; Senior Policy Advisor to Speaker Kevin McCarthy in 2023

Wendell Primus – Visiting Fellow in Economic Studies at the Center on Health Policy at the Brookings Institution; Senior Policy Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi from 2005 to 2022

Paragon’s experts participating at the event include:

Brian Blase, PhD  President of Paragon Health Institute

Gary Alexander  Director of Paragon’s Medicaid and Health Safety Net Reform Initiative

Demetrios L. Kouzoukas – Director of Paragon’s Medicare Reform Initiative

Theo Merkel  Director of Paragon’s Private Health Reform Initiative

Dr. Joel M. Zinberg – Director of Paragon’s Public Health and American Well-Being Initiative

Gabrielle Kalisz – Paragon’s Program Manager