Live Event

2019 Spring Hill Watch Breakfast

May 7, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Bloomberg Government 1101 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

On May 7, Bloomberg Government hosted its 2019 Spring Hill Watch Breakfast. In conjunction with the annual Hill Watch report, the moderated breakfast discussion explored what to watch on Capitol Hill.

The Spring 2019 Hill Watch report explores intel and analysis on policy areas such as agriculture, health care, tax, defense, education, and more. On the heels of the spring report’s release, Bloomberg Government’s Hill Watch Breakfast was a live moderated discussion with Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg Environment reporters and analysts, speaking with industry and government leaders on the future of health care and environmental policy. Watch the event replays below:

A Deep Dive Into the State of Environmental Policy

Panelists:
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee Member;  Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA), Energy and Commerce Committee Member, Elizabeth Gore, SVP of Political Affairs, Environmental Defense Fund; Tiffany Stecker, Reporter, Bloomberg Environment (Moderator)

A Discussion on Health Care, Drug Pricing, and What’s Next in Health Care Policy

Panelists: Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA), Energy and Commerce Committee Member; Justine Handelman, Senior Vice President of Policy and Representation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Clifford Barnes, Member, Epstein Becker & Green; Co-Founder of Medicaid Health Plans of America, Inc.; Alex Ruoff, Reporter, Bloomberg Government (Moderator)

Speakers

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Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
United States Senate

Dr. Bill Cassidy is the United States Senator for Louisiana. In 2006, Bill was elected to the Louisiana State Senate. In 2008, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives to represent Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District. In 2014, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He serves on the Finance Committee, the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Veterans Affairs committees.
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Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA)
United States House of Representatives

Congressman Scott Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego. Scott Peters currently serves on the House Committee on the Budget and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he advocates for investment in basic scientific research, supports the military’s goals to enhance their energy security, and fights for commonsense healthcare reforms that work for families and small business owners.
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Justine Handelman
SVP of Policy & Representation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Justine Handelman is senior vice president of the Office of Policy and Representation for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. The BCBS System is the nation's largest health insurer, covering one-in-three of all Americans.
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Clifford E. Barnes, Esq.
Epstein Becker & Green & Co-Founder of Medicaid Health Plans of America, Inc

Health Care Attorney, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. & Co-Founder of Medicaid Health Plans of America, Inc
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Elizabeth Gore
SVP of Political Affairs, Environmental Defense Fund

As Senior Vice President for Political Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund, Elizabeth Gore leads a team of lobbyists and advocates aimed at creating cleaner air and water, safer communities, healthier kids and a livable planet. She also works with EDF's partners across the political spectrum and works to take EDF policy goals and make them a reality. Elizabeth has served in senior staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of Management and Budget, and the U.S. Senate.
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Alex Ruoff
Reporter

Alex Ruoff covers all things health care for Bloomberg Government, focusing on how Capitol Hill shapes health policy. He came to Bloomberg in 2013 to write about health IT and joined the Congress team in 2013.
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Tiffany Stecker
Reporter

Tiffany Stecker reports on energy and environmental news from the House of Representatives. She has covered energy and natural resources issues since 2011, including climate change, water policy, and agriculture. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis, and a master's degree in science journalism from City University London. Follow her @tiffanystecker