Health Rx: Building Affordability & Access

Leaders in Washington, industry stakeholders, and consumers alike grapple with issues of health care affordability and access. From lowering the price of prescription drugs to emphasizing value over volume - what steps can be taken to reduce cost while improving quality of care? How can barriers to access best be addressed and eliminated for all Americans?

The Hill convened policymakers, health industry leaders, patient advocates and health policy experts for a conversation about boosting patient outcomes and reining in health care spending.


  • Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Member, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee
  • Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA), Chairman, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
  • Michael Chernew, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • Donald Dempsey, Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, CVS Health
  • James C Greenwood, President and CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • Kristin Manzolillo, Senior Director, Global Policy, Pfizer
  • Mark Merritt, President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
  • Jeff Myers, President & CEO, Medicaid Health Plans of America
  • Gary Puckrein, President & CEO, National Minority Quality Forum
  • Joel White, President, Council for Affordable Health Coverage


  • Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief, The Hill
  • Rachel Roubein, Health Care Reporter, The Hill

Sponsored by:

Council for Affordable Health Coverage