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March 15 – 16
Preliminary

Agenda


Policy Assembly provides an opportunity for essential hospital leaders to engage with their members of Congress and helps advance health care policy priorities important to essential hospitals and their patients.

All times listed below are EST.


Day 1

Tuesday, March 15


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Welcome and Opening Remarks

1–1:30 pm

Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH 
President and CEO, America’s Essential Hospitals 

Steve Purves
President and CEO, Valleywise Health; Chair, America’s Essential Hospitals Board 


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Break

1:30–1:45 pm

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State of Capitol Hill

1:45–2:45 pm

Staff experts from America’s Essential Hospitals will analyze the state of play on Capitol Hill and the legislative and regulatory outlook for essential hospitals and the safety net.

Beth Feldpush, DrPH 
Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, America’s Essential Hospitals 

Jason Pray
Vice President of Legislative Affairs, America’s Essential Hospitals 


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Break

2:45–3 pm

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Capitol Hill Panel

3–3:45 pm

This session will feature a live panel discussion with senior congressional staff, who will talk about the outlook for legislative action on mental health and other issues important to essential hospitals.


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Break

3:45–4 pm

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Keynote Address

4–4:45 pm

Amy Walter
Political Analyst
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

For more than 20 years, Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers.

She will share her insights and outlook on the 2022 midterm elections, including a deep-dive into issues, trends, and events that shape the political environment.


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Fine Tuning Your Hill Messages

4:45–5 pm

America’s Essential Hospitals staff will share advocacy messages to take to Capitol Hill.

Nikki Hurt, MPH 
Manager of Legislative Affairs, America’s Essential Hospitals 

Margaret Peterson
Manager of Legislative Affairs, America’s Essential Hospitals


Day 2

Wednesday, March 16


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Hill Meetings with Legislators

9 am–5 pm

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