The White House, Congress and regulators face critical decisions in the coming months and years to:
— Ensure the solvency of entitlement health care programs for retired adults and at-risk families even as many Democrats want health care to be free for all;
— Make certain the current regulatory structure is up to the task of reviewing and approving ever-more complex gene and cell therapy products developed by the pharmaceutical industry;
— Restore lost trust in government when it comes to messaging and managing public health emergencies.
Other panelists Wednesday include Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.); Danielle Carnival, deputy assistant to the president for the Cancer Moonshot; Kate McEvoy, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors; Bakul Patel, head of digital health regulatory strategy at Google; and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.).
Here is the complete agenda for today’s summit:
11 a.m. Welcome remarks with Sudeep Reddy, senior managing editor, POLITICO.
11:05 a.m. Keynote conversation with Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Moderated by: Alice Miranda Ollstein, POLITICO Health Care reporter.
11:25 a.m. Executive conversation with Drew Maloney, president and CEO of American Investment Council, and Sarah Arora, chief growth officer of GoHealth Urgent Care. Moderated by: Cally Baute, senior vice president, Consumer Business, POLITICO.
12 p.m. A conversation with Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). Moderated by: Eugene Daniels, White House reporter/Playbook co-author, POLITICO.
12:15 p.m. Virtual visits: Examining the latest in digital health care. Steve Posnack, deputy national coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera (virtual); Lisa Robin, chief advocacy officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards; and Dr. Luis Garcia, president of Sanford Health Clinic. Moderated by: Erin Schumaker, Future of Health Care reporter, POLITICO.
12:35 p.m. Executive conversation with Paul Markovich, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California. Moderated by: Cally Baute, senior vice president, Consumer Business, POLITICO.
12:50 p.m. AI’S impact on health care: Hype vs. Reality. Hirsh Jain, head of Public Health and senior vice president at Federal, Palantir Technologies; Cris Ross, chief information officer at Mayo Clinic (virtual); Bakul Patel, head of Digital Health Regulatory Strategy at Google; Shannon Klinger, chief legal officer, Moderna. Moderated by: Ben Leonard, Health Technology reporter, POLITICO.
1:35 p.m. Executive conversation with Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. Moderated by: Heidi Sommer, vice president, Client Partnerships, POLITICO.
1:50 p.m. Tackling racial disparities in health outcomes: Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.); Dr. Jamila Taylor, president & CEO of National WIC Association; Sol Flores, deputy governor of Illinois. Moderated by: Carmen Paun, Global Health reporter, POLITICO.
2:10 p.m. Executive conversation with Randy Rutta, CEO of the National Health Council. Moderated by: Heidi Sommer, vice president, Client Partnerships, POLITICO
2:30 p.m. Solutions for the cost crisis: Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.); Kate McEvoy, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors; and Krista Drobac, founder of Moving Health Home. Moderated by Katherine Ellen Foley, FDA Reporter, POLITICO.
3 p.m. A conversation with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.). Moderated by: David Lim, Health Care reporter, POLITICO.
3:30 p.m. A conversation with Danielle Carnival, deputy assistant to the president for the Cancer Moonshot. Moderated by: Adam Cancryn, White House reporter, POLITICO.
3:45 p.m. A conversation with Ashish Jha, White House Covid-19 response coordinator. Moderated by: Alice Miranda Ollstein, Health Care reporter, POLITICO.
4 p.m. A conversation with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. Moderated by: Adam Cancryn, White House reporter, POLITICO.
4:20 p.m. Closing remarks.
5:00 p.m. Cocktail reception.