NPC Newsmaker Program: Obamacare After the Exchanges

Jan 29, 2014, 15:53 ET from National Press Club

How the ACA will define health policy, business in 2014 and beyond

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel of regulators, industry voices and advocates will debate and discuss what is still to come under national health reform — and what should happen next. While the Affordable Care Act exchanges are (mostly) up and running, many issues from Medicaid expansion to the Health Insurance Tax and beyond will be in focus in Congress, in the states and on the campaign trail in 2014 and 2016.



  • Joel Ario led Obama administration development of health insurance exchanges as director of the Office of Health Insurance Exchanges at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Now a managing director at Manatt Health Solutions, Ario is a former insurance commissioner for Pennsylvania and Oregon.
  • Brian Atchinson is president and CEO of PIAA, the national association representing the medical professional liability community that insures more than two-thirds of private practicing physicians as well as other health care professionals. A former Maine insurance superintendent, Atchinson is a former president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
  • Christina Postolowski is senior policy analyst for Young Invincibles, an organization promoting the voices of young adults in health policy debates. She previously served with the Colorado Division of Insurance and worked on a national advocacy campaign for student health insurance plans.
  • Ryan Young is senior director of federal government affairs for the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. He worked on Capitol Hill for seven years before joining the Big "I" in 2010.

This National Press Club Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014 in the club's Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20045.

Sean P. Carr, NPC Newsmakers Committee/Host

Herb Perone, NPC Newsmakers Chairman

SOURCE National Press Club