In the Trenches, Ep. 9: The Making of Health Policy – Perspectives from a 20+ Year Hill Veteran

Overview


McDermott+Consulting Vice President Rodney Whitlock has nearly 25 years of experience in the health policy arena, having spent more than two decades as a staff member on Capitol Hill before moving into health policy consulting. On this episode of In the Trenches, McDermott partner and program host Brian Stimson sits down with Rodney to discuss:

  • Insights from Rodney’s time on Capitol Hill, from the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994 to the Obama administration in the 2010s
  • Lessons learned from the successes and failures of both parties on big health policy matters
  • The value of listening, political shifts in the US and the state of health policymaking in Congress today
  • Key health policy priorities for the current administration and Congress
  • Insights into reconciliation efforts and critical policy changes with telehealth and Medicare