Sinopse

The NAHU Healthcare Happy Hour podcast is released weekly on Friday afternoons by the National Association of Health Underwriters, and includes a recap of the weeks top issues in healthcare and health insurance politics and policy.

Episódios

  • NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein and Guest Alan Katz Discuss Election Results

    NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein and Guest Alan Katz Discuss Election Results

    06/11/2020

    In our most recent “Live from NAHU” webinar, NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein recapped the election results thus far and what they mean for the next Congress. Listen to Janet and special guest Alan Katz, co-founder and CEO of NextAgency, discuss what we know so far and how the results shape NAHU’s legislative strategy.

  • Amy Coney Barrett Officially Confirmed to the Supreme Court

    Amy Coney Barrett Officially Confirmed to the Supreme Court

    30/10/2020

    Amy Coney Barrett is officially an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Barrett was sworn in on Tuesday October 27 by Justice Clarence Thomas, cementing her place in history as a member of the nation’s highest court. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, Marcy discusses what this could mean for both healthcare and the Supreme Court moving forward.

  • Special Guest from HM Insurance Group Discusses Underwriting Catastrophic Risk Mid-Pandemic

    Special Guest from HM Insurance Group Discusses Underwriting Catastrophic Risk Mid-Pandemic

    23/10/2020

    On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour we are joined by Mark Lawrence from HM Insurance Group to discuss what underwriting has been like during the pandemic and the impact of the pandemic on his business. Mark Lawrence was senior vice president of underwriting at the time of this recording – he has since been named president of HM Insurance Group.

  • Special Guest Susan Dentzer Discusses Data-Driven Methods of Lowering Healthcare Costs

    Special Guest Susan Dentzer Discusses Data-Driven Methods of Lowering Healthcare Costs

    16/10/2020

    On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour we are taking a break from the crazy politics in Washington to focus on potential data-driven solutions to lower healthcare costs. Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Fellow for the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University and host of Optum’s new health policy podcast Until It’s Fixed joins us to discuss what’s working and what isn’t working in our healthcare system and how we can lower costs through untangling administrative complexity.

  • Special Guests Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at NAHU’s Lobbying Efforts in Washington

    Special Guests Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at NAHU’s Lobbying Efforts in Washington

    09/10/2020

    Have you ever wanted to get an inside scoop on our government relations efforts? On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, we are joined by special guests Legislative Council Chair Scott Wham and Jonathon Jones, partner at Peck Madigan Jones – the firm that NAHU works with to ensure that the legislative priorities of the association are being appropriately represented. We discuss what lobbying and government relations looks like behind the scenes, how Jones got his start, what it has been like working during the pandemic, what could happen on Election Day, and more.

  • Supreme Court Nominations, Executive Orders and Presidential Debates

    Supreme Court Nominations, Executive Orders and Presidential Debates

    02/10/2020

    We have plenty of topics to cover on this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour. Last week President Trump signed two executive orders under the umbrella of his “America First Health Plan” focused on pre-existing conditions and surprise billing. This week, the president nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the nation’s highest court, and the first presidential debate aired on CBS. NAHU’s Marcy M. Buckner and Chris Hartmann discuss all of this and more

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

    25/09/2020

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died last week at the age of 87, leaving behind a rich legacy that inspired millions of Americans. Ginsberg, nicknamed RBG, was the second woman ever to serve as a justice on the nation's highest court. Ginsberg’s passing puts the Senate in the position of deciding whether to nominate and confirm another justice before Election Day, less than 40 days away. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, Marcy M. Buckner discusses RBG’s legacy, where the Senate might go from here, and the impact of Ginsburg’s passing on the ACA.

  • Bill to Establish COBRA as Creditable Coverage Passes out of Committee

    Bill to Establish COBRA as Creditable Coverage Passes out of Committee

    18/09/2020

    In a major success for NAHU and Medicare beneficiaries across the country, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed HR 2564, the Medicare Enrollment Protection Act, which would establish COBRA as creditable coverage for the purpose of Medicare. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, John Greene and Chris Hartmann discuss what exactly what is in the bill, the journey so far, and what it will take to pass the bill into law.

  • GOP Introduces New COVID-19 Bill as Potential Shutdown Looms on the Horizon

    GOP Introduces New COVID-19 Bill as Potential Shutdown Looms on the Horizon

    11/09/2020

    This week marks the official end of August recess for both the House and Senate as members of Congress returned to the nation’s capital. Democrats and Republicans left Washington at the beginning of August without a bipartisan agreement on the next legislative coronavirus response package. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, John Greene and Chris Hartmann discuss the potential for a fourth coronavirus response package, as well as the possibility of a government shutdown at the end of the month. Note: This episode was recorded on September 9. Since then, the new Republican proposal was introduced in the Senate but failed to pass.

  • CMS/CCIIO Hosts Agent and Broker Virtual Roundtable

    CMS/CCIIO Hosts Agent and Broker Virtual Roundtable

    04/09/2020

    Last week the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, or CCIIO, held a first of its kind virtual roundtable ahead of this year’s open enrollment in the exchanges. The event was hosted by CCIIO’s longest serving director Randy Pate and the deputy director of the small business and agent/broker innovation division Dean Mohs. The event was attended by over 70 agents and brokers from across the country as well as our own Marcy M. Buckner. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, Marcy discusses the event in detail.

  • The First-Ever Virtual Republican National Convention

    The First-Ever Virtual Republican National Convention

    28/08/2020

    If you’ve been following political headlines the past couple of weeks, they’ve been dominated by the Democratic and Republican virtual National Conventions. Last week we reviewed the DNC, so make sure to go back and listen to that edition of the podcast if you haven’t already. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, NAHU’s John Greene and Marcy M. Buckner join us to talk about the Republican National Convention and the experience of tuning in to an all-virtual convention.

  • The First-Ever Virtual Democratic National Convention

    The First-Ever Virtual Democratic National Convention

    21/08/2020

    If you’re looking at the headlines in politics for the next two weeks, they will undoubtedly be dominated by the virtual Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The Democratic National Convention, where Joe Biden was formally named the party’s nominee for president, was held this week, but it looked… a bit different than it normally does. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, Vice President of Congressional Affairs Chris Hartmann joins us to talk about the DNC, his experience tuning in to an all-virtual national convention, and details about Joe Biden's healthcare plan. On next week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, we’ll be joined by Vice President of Congressional Affairs John Greene about the Republican National Convention.

  • Special Guest Discusses President’s Executive Actions on Coronavirus Relief

    Special Guest Discusses President’s Executive Actions on Coronavirus Relief

    14/08/2020

    After Republicans and Democrats failed to come to an agreement on a fourth COVID-19 relief package, President Trump signed several executive actions designed to provide relief to millions of financially struggling Americans. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, Compliance Corner member and CEO of MZQ Consulting Jennifer Berman joins us to discuss exactly what these actions do and how they could impact you and your clients.

  • Listen to this Month’s Edition of the President’s Perspective

    Listen to this Month’s Edition of the President’s Perspective

    07/08/2020

    On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, we are once again spotlighting NAHU’s new President’s Perspective podcast. Soon you’ll be able to subscribe to the President’s Perspective on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify – just like the Healthcare Happy Hour! On this edition of the President’s Perspective, NAHU President Dane Rianhard, Membership Council Chair David C. Smith, and special guest Chair of NAHU Legislative Council Scott Wham review Dane's first month as president, the importance of telling your story to your legislators, the realities of a younger workforce, and the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia.

  • Special Guests Discuss President Trump’s Prescription Drug Executive Orders

    Special Guests Discuss President Trump’s Prescription Drug Executive Orders

    31/07/2020

    Last Friday, President Trump signed four executive orders aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, including seeking changes to PBMs and promoting importation of cheaper medications from abroad. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, founder of The Canadian Medstore and RxManage Bill Hepscher and COO of Global Rx Management Casey MacPherson join us to discuss the potential impacts of these executive orders.

  • Coronavirus Legislation: Part IV

    Coronavirus Legislation: Part IV

    24/07/2020

    The August Congressional recess is rapidly approaching as Republicans and Democrats aim to pass a fourth coronavirus aid package, but there is no shortage of obstacles standing in the way. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, NAHU’s John Greene and Chris Hartmann discuss what the different sides are vying to get included in this bill as well as a legislative update on other fronts, including surprise billing and COBRA as credible coverage.

  • Listen to NAHU’s New President’s Perspective Podcast

    Listen to NAHU’s New President’s Perspective Podcast

    17/07/2020

    NAHU President Dane Rianhard is looking for new and innovative ways to reach NAHU members like you. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, we are playing the inaugural episode of the President’s Perspective podcast, where Dane Rianhard and Membership Council Chair David C. Smith discuss why they’re testing out this medium, the goals of the new Board, and how important it is for members’ voices to be heard.

  • Reviewing Questions from Annual Convention’s Legislative Town Hall

    Reviewing Questions from Annual Convention’s Legislative Town Hall

    10/07/2020

    We hope all those who attended NAHU’s 90th Annual Convention, the first-ever Virtual Convention, enjoyed themselves! Did you get a chance to tune in to the Legislative Town Hall? You can still watch it at the main Convention website through the link you used to tune in live. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, Legislative Council Chair Scott Wham and NAHU’s Marcy M. Buckner review some of the questions we received during the Town Hall that we did not get to.

  • Special Guests from MassMutual Discuss Voluntary Benefits

    Special Guests from MassMutual Discuss Voluntary Benefits

    03/07/2020

    We hope all those who attended our first-ever virtual Annual Convention thoroughly enjoyed it. On this week’s special edition of the Healthcare Happy Hour, we are spotlighting one of Annual Convention’s Ruby Sponsors, MassMutual. Jason Rathbone and Mike Hirshberg, Managing Directors of Benefits at MassMutual, join us to discuss some of the many benefits that MassMutual has to offer.

  • It’s Time for Our Virtual Convention!

    It’s Time for Our Virtual Convention!

    26/06/2020

    We hope all NAHU members listening this week are registered to attend NAHU’s 90th Annual Convention this Sunday, the first-ever Virtual Convention. We have some great materials in store for you, so be sure to tune in to the General Session on Sunday, which includes the Legislative Town Hall at 3:30 Eastern Time, as well as the Knowledge Channels throughout the day on Monday.

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