In the Trenches Podcast, Ep. 6: Breaking Down the President’s HHS Budget Proposal with Former HHS Financial Leader and McDermott+Consulting

Overview


The President’s recently-released budget presents policy and business questions for every industry within the health sector. To help make sense of the potential impact on the health sector, today’s episode of In the Trenches zeroes in on the proposals in the budget related to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jen Moughalian, former Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources at HHS and Mara McDermott, Vice President of McDermott+Consulting, join host Brian Stimson to discuss:

  • Presidential budget proposals and federal budgeting during transitions generally
  • HHS programs that may benefit from the proposed spending increase in the budget
  • Business opportunities and timelines related to the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) accelerator initiative at the National Institute of Health
  • Biden campaign promises reflected in the budget, including cancer research and civil rights issues
  • Potential impact of equity policies on government grants and contracts
  • Treatment of Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Exchange plans in the budget
  • Jen and Mara’s insights into probable year-end actions and impending bills