24th Annual George Mason Health Policy Institute
(Formerly the Washington Health Policy Institute)
June 5-8, 2017
George Mason University, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22201
Gain a true insider's view of health care reform as well as alternative approaches to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) from republicans' and democrats' perspectives. The Health Policy Institute (HPI) program provides a great opportunity to participants on the recent government agenda of the nation's health care law and challenges ahead.
Considering that the GOP health care bill was withdrawn by the House Republican Leaders just before voting on March 24, 2017, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will continue to be the main health care law for some time. As House Speaker Paul Ryan stated: "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future." It is obvious that the goal of repealing and replacing the nation's health care law will continue to dominate the news. Moreover, the number of specific health policy related challenges such as Medicaid expansion, sustainability of the Iron Triangle of Health care – access, quality, and cost containment – population health management, will remain ambiguous.
Health Policy Institute is a timely seminar that gives an opportunity to learners to grasp the recent, current, and expected approaches of the health care law as well as other health policy related issues that are listed under the Institute topics. The HPI explores all facets of the health policy making process and provides attendees with the knowledge and networking needed to make a difference in federal and state policy debates. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more!
Why George Mason?
Located 15 miles from the nation's capital, George Mason's faculty are internationally and nationally renowned, consult on the Hill, and research emerging and controversial policy issues. George Mason University's Department of Health Administration Policy and the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, together with a cadre of guest lecturers from government, think tanks, and executives, use this course to bring together students from across the United States to learn in a dynamic environment.
Who Should Attend?
Health care professionals, health organization and association staff, health and policy scholars and educators, policy analysts, congressional staff, and others in health policy-related activities will benefit from the lectures, discussions, and networking opportunities.
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*Subject to change due to government activities on health care reform and speaker changes.
Health Policy Institute program (first three days)
For information about the Institute and questions about registration, contact Tulay Soylu.
What past participants have said about the Health Policy Institute:
A must for anyone who wants to get the inside scoop on the workings of Congress with respect to health care legislation.
My experience in Washington, D.C., this past summer has been phenomenal and gave me a glimpse into the behind the-scenes reality of the American health care system and its challenges. This has served to solidify the lessons learned in the classroom and has left an indelible mark in my mind and my heart. I truly enjoyed the lobbying experience and being on Capitol Hill. Thank you for the opportunity.
The institute has been one of the most enriching and intense seminars I have attended. It has made an indelible impact on me. After attending WHPI, I feel I have a better understanding of how to marshal my thoughts and ideas to key stakeholders. As a nurse scholar and a steward of knowledge, I appreciate that I am trusted with spheres of influence and can advocate for funding for these initiatives, transforming great acts of volunteerism into sustainable programs.