Roll Call Announces Keynotes and Panelists for ‘Health Care Decoded’ Conference

Washington D.C. (March 15, 2017) –Roll Call announced today that Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Andrew M. Slavitt, Former Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, will participate in the opening session at Health Care Decoded, titled “Fireside Chat: A Discussion About Health Care Legislation, Funding for Medicare and Medicaid, and More.” The half-day Health Care Decoded policy event will be held at The Mayflower Hotel on Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Fireside Chat will be followed by three panels moderated by CQ’s Rebecca Adams, Erin Mershon, and Kerry Dooley Young.

Repeal and Replace with… What?
Featuring Clay Alspach, Leavitt Partners; Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX); Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA); Mark McClellan, M.D. PhD, The Duke–Margolis Center for Health Policy; David Merritt, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP); Erin Mershon, CQ Roll Call (Moderator)

The Challenges Ahead for Children’s Health Insurance
Featuring G. William Hoagland, Bipartisan Policy Center; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum; Vikki Wachino, (formerly) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Mark Wietecha, Children’s Hospital Association; Rebecca Adams, CQ Roll Call (Moderator)

Medicaid: A Greater Shift to the States
Featuring Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY); Margaret A. Murray, Association for Community Affiliated Plans; Dr. Diane Rowland, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; Jessica Schubel, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Kerry Dooley Young, CQ Roll Call (Moderator)

Discussions will focus on the long-awaited GOP’s health care plan; what it means for the future of health care policy; how popular programs like

Medicare will be affected;what actions Congress will take relative to drug and device development; whether the Children’s Health Insurance Program will get renewed; and if the states are prepared to take on a bigger role in Medicaid management.

“With the House of Representatives actively working on massive health care legislation that could impact millions of Americans, Health Care Decoded is perfectly timed to move the discussion forward,” said David Meyers, vice president of Roll Call. “Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to host a must-attend conference for anyone involved in debate over the future of health care. We look forward to hearing the latest updates and opinion from members of Congress, executive branch officials and industry leaders.”

Better Medicare Alliance is the event’s presenting sponsor, with Aetna as the contributing sponsor.

To register, visit

To watch the live stream, visit

About Roll Call
Since 1955, Roll Call has provided trusted, award-winning political reporting on the people and politics of Capitol Hill. Founded as the newspaper of record for members of Congress and their staffers, Roll Call has grown to be the premier source of congressional coverage for anyone with an interest in Capitol Hill. Roll Call offers incisive and forward-thinking analysis, taking readers into the inner sanctums of the most powerful leaders in Washington with: Breaking news and analysis on the politics driving Congress; Ground-breaking political commentary from D.C.‘s most esteemed political pros; Campaign coverage and election updates, in real time and on the go; Features and investigations that shed light on how government really works.