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Health Policy Experts Available to Comment on State of the Union Address

Sara Rosenbaum
Chair of the Department of Health Policy

Dr. Rosenbaum is an expert in health insurance, health reform, healthcare disparities, health law, public health insurance (SCHIP, Medicare, HIT) and community health centers. She is considered one of the nation’s 500 most influential health policy makers by McGraw-Hill and was a member of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Clinton, where she directed the drafting of the Health Security Act.

Leighton Ku
Professor of Health Policy

Dr. Ku can speak about access/affordability of healthcare and health insurance, immigrant health, Medicaid, national and state health reform, research methods and statistics and finance issues.

Jane Thorpe
Associate Research Professor of Health Policy

Ms. Thorpe can speak about Medicare; Medicaid; legal and policy matters related to health care delivery systems and financing; health information technology and the privacy and security of health information; performance measurement and improvement; medical innovation; fraud and abuse; and corporate compliance. Prior to joining GW in February 2009, Thorpe served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Policy for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Brian Biles
Professor of Health Policy

Dr. Biles is available to speak about Medicare and Medicare Advantage.  He spent seven years as staff director of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, and helped to guide debate on Medicare and health financing legislation. Later, as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Clinton Administration, he led policy development on health reform and public health issues.
 

Katherine Hayes
Associate Research Professor of Health Policy

Katherine Hayes is available to speak about Medicaid, private health insurance, health reform and the federal budget and legislative process in Congress.  She has served as a health care advisor to both Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, served as a program consultant to a state Medicaid agency, and directed government relations and public policy for two major hospital systems, as well as a children's hospital.

Katie Horton
Research Professor of Health Policy

Katie Horton is available to speak about health reform generally and the political and policy environment on Capitol Hill.  She was the legislative director for Pete Stark (D-CA) for several years and was also a professional staff person for the Senate Finance Committee.