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Thursday, February 16 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Taking Action to Address Rising Prescription Drug Prices

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States are leading the way with policies and legislation to tackle the rising cost of prescription drugs. This panel of state advocates will talk about the policy approaches in their states, their organizations’ campaigns, and share lessons learned.

Moderators
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Caitlin Morris

Program Director for Health System Transformation, Families USA
Caitlin Morris is the Health System Transformation Program Director at Families USA. Her work focuses on improving health care delivery and quality through evidence-based medicine, care coordination, patient-centered outcomes research, health information technology (HIT), and quality measurement. She helps develop and direct Families USA’s policy priorities and advocacy initiatives related to payment reform, delivery reform, and quality... Read More →

Speakers
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Matthew Celentano

Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative
Matthew Celentano is the Deputy Director of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, and the Health Care for All Campaign. He has been with the organization since January of 2002. In those years, the organization has had major victories for health care consumers. It helped expand the Medicaid program to 250,000 Marylanders years before the Affordable Care Act, exposed a drug company scheme to mislead churches and community groups, helped stop... Read More →
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Jesse O'Brien

OSPIRG
Jesse Ellis O’Brien is OSPIRG's Policy Director, helping to coordinate policy development, research and advocacy for OSPIRG's many public interest campaigns. He leads OSPIRG's health care work, researching policies and strategies for Oregon to lower the cost of health care while improving quality.  Jesse directs OSPIRG's Health Insurance Rate Watch Project, overseeing efforts to analyze health insurers' proposed rate hikes and alerting... Read More →
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Brian Rosman

Health Care For All (Massachusetts)
Brian Rosman is the Policy and Government Relations Director of Health Care For All in Massachusetts.  | | Brian’s work focuses on policy advocacy and analysis related to Massachusetts and national health reform, public health coverage programs, health delivery system reform and other policy issues. He also teaches health policy to Masters of Public Policy students at Brandeis University, and to nurses at Regis College. Before joining... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Congressional CD Lobby level