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LIVE with Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator

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LIVE with Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator

Listen to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure at a live Health Affairs speaker event from August 12, 2021.
August 17, 2021

LIVE with Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator

As part of Policy Spotlight, a new virtual event series from Health Affairs, Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil welcomed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the US Department of Health and Human Services for a one-on-one discussion about her priorities at CMS, where she oversees programs including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the HealthCare.gov health insurance marketplace.

A former policy official who played a key role in guiding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through passage and implementation, Brooks-LaSure has decades of experience in the federal government, Capitol Hill, and the private sector. In March 2020, Ms. Brooks-LaSure was the lead author on Building On The Gains Of The ACA: Federal Proposals To Improve Coverage And Affordability in Health Affairs’ thematic issue on “The Affordable Care Act Turns 10.” 

The interview was conducted on August 12, 2021.

The discussion covered a number of topics, including how the unfinished work of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an important effort to address health equity, access to coverage, person-centered care, maternal health, Section 1115 Medicaid waivers, the future of value-based payments, social determinants of health, behavioral health and telehealth.

Brooks-LaSure co-authored and published a post, titled “Innovation At The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services: A Vision For The Next 10 Years,” on the Health Affairs Blog on the same day as the event.

Policy Spotlights feature conversations with influential health policy experts in Washington, DC, and beyond. Interested in attending future events? Sign up for Health Affairs Today or Health Affairs Sunday Update newsletters to be the first to hear about the upcoming events.
 
Health Affairs is grateful to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund for their support of the “Affordable Care Act Turns 10” issue.

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