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George Mason Health Policy Institute


Summer 2018 Dates TBD
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 (ACA or 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.

Although attempts to repeal and replace the ACA have failed several times, according to the recent November 2017 poll by POLITICO-Harvard, 40% of Republicans still rate repealing and replacing Obamacare as the top policy priority for Congress. The American Health Care Act of 2017 has taken some actions to weaken the ACA by proposing to eliminate the individual mandate through tax bill, excluding pre-existing conditions from the continuity of coverage, and allowing individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines to expand the market and encourage competition between insurers. 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, stabilizing health insurance marketplace, and cost containment will continue to 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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What past participants have said about the Health Policy Institute:

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.

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.

A must for anyone who wants to get the inside scoop on the workings of Congress with respect to health care legislation.