The Latest State Actions to Tackle Rx Prices, and What’s Next?

Wednesday, August 21, 8 am – 4 pm
This preconference provides a unique opportunity to examine what states can do to lower drug prices, the challenges they face, and strategies to overcome them. Topics include pharmacy benefit managers, drug importation from Canada, affordability review boards, Medicaid models, and more. Participants include legislators, governors’ staff, state employee health benefit administrators, Medicaid officials, and attorneys general/staff, as well as academics, advocates, industry representatives, and interested stakeholders wanting to connect with the people, tools, and resources needed to achieve successful drug pricing reforms.

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Cosponsored by AARP and supported by Arnold Ventures.

Terry Cothran
Speaker Terry Cothran
Director Pharmacy Management Consultants
Megan O’Reilly
Speaker Megan O’Reilly
Vice President for Federal Health & Family Government Affairs Office AARP
Vanessa Avery
Speaker Vanessa Avery
Associate Attorney General for Enforcement, Litigation and Investigations Connecticut Office of the Attorney General
Elisabeth Arenales
Speaker Elisabeth Arenales
Senior Policy Advisor Office of Governor Jared Polis
Katie Gudiksen
Speaker Katie Gudiksen
Senior Health Policy Researcher The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition at UC Hastings College of the Law
Richard Gottfried
Speaker Richard Gottfried
Chair, New York State Assembly Committee on Health
Starla Ledbetter
Speaker Starla Ledbetter
Chief Data Officer California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Heather Sanborn
Speaker Heather Sanborn
State Senator Maine State Senate
Amir Bassiri
Speaker Amir Bassiri
Chief of Staff to the Medicaid Director New York State Department of Health
Marylou Sudders
Moderator/Speaker Marylou Sudders
Secretary Executive Office of Health & Human Services
Speaker Karynlee Harrington
Executive Director Maine Health Data Organization
Catherine Kirk Robins
Speaker Catherine Kirk Robins
Deputy Director Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative
Craig Nale
Speaker Craig Nale
Policy and Legal Director Office of the Maine Senate President
Kevin Martin
Speaker Kevin Martin
Fee for Service Rates Manager Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Beth Slamowitz
Speaker Beth Slamowitz
Senior Pharmacy Advisor Department of Health and Human Services