Q&A: Medicaid director Jacey Cooper says new Medi-Cal expansions are a "huge win" for California
Eli Kirshbaum | Jul 29, 2021 | California
Melanie Brim is the president and CEO of the Michigan Health Council. She was previously the senior deputy director of the Public Health Administration and the state health officer at the Michigan Department of Community Health. In this Q&A, Brim discusses building up the health care workforce, instilling interest in
Delegate Kathy Tran is one of the legislature’s most staunch advocates for workforce equity in the Commonwealth. She knows firsthand the barriers that impact refugee medical professionals who come from other countries with extensive experience, but are unable to immediately start work in the U.S. After leaving Vietnam with her
Eric Cannon is the chief pharmacy benefits officer at SelectHealth and the chief pharmacy officer at Scripius, the pharmacy benefit manager provided by SelectHealth. In this Q&A, Cannon discusses the transparency and cost savings of Scripius, the role of the PBM, and his thoughts on medication price caps.
Dr. Aliya Jones is the deputy secretary of behavioral health at the Maryland Department of Health. She is a psychiatrist and was most recently the chief of psychiatry and chair of behavioral health at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Jones has served on the Maryland Hospital Association’s Behavioral Health
Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, MD, is one of the most proactive health policymakers in the California Legislature. A former emergency room doctor, his experience in the medical field inspired him to become a lawmaker to address the issues he observed in state health care. He was first elected to the Assembly
Dr. Tim Pletcher is the executive director of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). He was previously the founding director of the Institute for Health and Business Insight at Central Michigan University where he provided data science services to companies to extract insight and value from their data.
Amanda Massey is the executive director of the Colorado Association of Health Plans (CAHP), an organization representing 45 full-service health care plans in the Centennial State. She works on behalf of the state’s health plans at the capitol by lobbying for or against policies that will impact CAHP’s member plans.
Rep. Rachel Prusak is the chair of the House Health Care Committee in the 2021 General Session. First elected to the Oregon House in 2018, Prusak is also a nurse practitioner and clinician. In this Q&A, Prusak discusses the passage of Cover All People, telehealth access and other health care