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Dec 21, 2020

With the 2020 election in the rear-view mirror, what’s next for healthcare policy? Divided government at the federal and many state levels, and ballooning deficits, complicate the pandemic response even as a national vaccination program rolls out. Deanne Kasim invited Gov. Howard Dean, MD, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, to join her in a panel discussion and share his views on what might come next for health policy.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by Governor Dean in this podcast are those of his own and do not purport to reflect the opinions, views, or official policies or positions of Dentons or Change Healthcare.

Today’s panel features Deanne Kasim, executive director, Health Policy; Angela Evatt, senior manager, Health Policy; and Steve Brennan, Senior Manager State Health Policy, for Change Healthcare. They were joined by Gov. Howard Dean, Senior Advisor, Public Policy, to the global law firm Dentons.

Here's what they talked about:

  • Election analysis and implications for healthcare policy
  • Obstacles to bipartisan policy action
  • Pandemic relief prognosis
  • Executive actions vs. legislation
  • The challenging logistics of vaccine distribution
  • State ballot initiatives related to healthcare policy
  • Investment in public health infrastructure
  • COVID-19 contact tracing
  • Budget pressure on states

Episode Resources

  1. Gov. Howard Dean's bio
  2. Deanne Kasim's bio
  3. Angela Evatt's bio
  4. Steve Brennan’s bio
  5. Change Healthcare Government Affairs
  6. Change Healthcare Industry Insights
  7. COVID-19 Updates and Resources
  8. COVID-19 Updates Newsletter
  9. Change Healthcare Insights Newsletter

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