In the Trenches, Ep. 8: Public Health Policy Lifecycle – A Conversation with Former Chief of Staff & Health Exchange Deputy Director

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Overview


McDermott+Consulting Vice President Debbie Curtis served as chief of staff to a member of Congress and a member of the professional staff on the House Committee on Ways & Means, as well as a deputy director of the DC Health Benefit Exchange. On this episode of In the Trenches, McDermott partner and program host Brian Stimson sits down with Debbie to discuss:

  • Debbie’s experience with health policy on Capitol Hill
  • Lessons learned from growing the DC Health Exchange
  • Debbie’s perspective on the Administration’s prioritization of health equity and approaches to Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Insights into the potential post-pandemic public healthcare priorities of the Administration and the Congress,  including hospital structures and telehealth
  • Key issues for today’s public health system