Health Policy Ahead: Press Talk with Congressional Staff

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Top congressional health care staff members will meet with reporters January 31 to discuss pressing health care policy topics in the year ahead.

Republican and Democratic health care staff members from both the House and Senate will brief reporters about the state of play on Capitol Hill and what they see coming on issues ranging from Medicare and Medicaid costs and spending to health law implementation.

     Cybele Bjorklund, staff director, House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health,
Democratic staff

     James ‘J.P.’ Paluskiewicz, deputy chief of staff, office of Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas,
the vice chairman of the Energy & Commerce subcommittees on Health and Oversight and
Investigations

     David Schwartz, chief health and human services counsel, Senate Finance Committee,
Democratic staff

     Rodney Whitlock, health policy director, office of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, a senior
Republican on the Finance Committee

     Marilyn Werber Serafini of the Alliance will moderate.

Staff member remarks are off-the-record unless otherwise noted.

Contact: Marilyn Werber Serafini mserafini@allhealth.org (202) 789-2300

    The Alliance is grateful to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for its support of this briefing.