Deep Dive on Health Policy Efforts at ACHP

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About This Session


With a shift in power and new players entering the arena in Washington, DC in 2021, ACHP’s policy and advocacy team is well prepared and ready to explain the impact on ACHP members and health care. Learn how the results of the 2020 election will impact legislative and regulatory priorities and the practical implications on ACHP members. Using Health Care 2030: the ACHP Roadmap to Reform as the guide, the team will highlight our advocacy on modernizing policies around value-based care, improving consumerism across health plans and providers and understanding how social needs intersect with civic-minded priorities. ACHP’s policy and advocacy team will break through the uncertainty and share critical knowledge providing a head start to a busy and chaotic 2021.


Deep Dive on Health Policy Efforts at ACHP

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Michael Bagel

Director, Public Policy

Company/Employment: ACHP

Bio: Michael Bagel is the Director of Public Policy at the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), the trade association for nonprofit, community health plans. He is a public policy expert with more than 10 years of working with federal policymakers and lawmakers to advance regulatory and legislative activities across federal health care programs. Michael previously served as a senior policy advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, attorney with the Office of Management and Budget, law clerk at the US Department of Labor and as a Health Policy Associate with the Senate Finance Committee. Michael graduated from with his Juris.D. from William & Mary Law School, and earned his B.A. in Political Science and History, from the State University of New York at Geneseo

Tricia Barrentine Guay

Director, Legislative Affairs

Company/Employment: ACHP

Bio: Tricia has over 30 years of legislative, advocacy, lobbying and policy development experience in the federal health arena, including Federal Health Policy, Medicare, Medicaid, and Legislative procedure. Prior to joining ACHP, she served as Director of Federal Government Affairs at WellCare Health Plans, Inc.; Vice President of Petrizzo Strategic Group; and 18 years as senior staff to former Members of Congress. She also assisted with the publication of Nursing Home Resident Protection Amendments of 1999 (PL 106-4) Mrs. Guay earned an M.A. in Legislative Affairs, from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in Political Science, from the University of South Florida.