Prioritizing the Patient


As we struggle to control a raging pandemic, it is clear that the current healthcare system does not serve all patients equally.

How can we address inequities in the access and delivery of healthcare and what policy changes can we expect from the new leaders in Washington? Can there be bipartisan agreement around expanding access to affordable health insurance, lowering out of pocket costs, and addressing surprise medical billing? And at the end of the day, how can we ensure that the healthcare landscape is designed with the patient at the center?

The Hill will gather policymakers, leading physicians, and health experts for a discussion about moving the needle on quality, affordable healthcare.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT



    • Samantha Artiga, Vice President and Director, Racial Equity and Health Policy Program, Kaiser Family Foundation
    • Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
    • Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN), Member, Subcommittee on Health, Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Donna M. Christensen, MD, Former U.S. Representative; Board Chair, Consumers for Quality Care
    • Dr. Jalpa A. Doshi, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    • Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), Vice-Chair, Energy and Commerce Committee; Chair, CBC Health Braintrust

Sponsor Perspective:

  • John Anzalone, Partner, ALG Research; Chief Pollster, Biden for President
  • Jim Manley, Board Member, Consumers for Quality Care; Former Spokesman for Senate Majority Leader
  • Neil Newhouse, Partner & Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategies
  • Jason Resendez, Founding Executive Director, LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition; Board Member, Consumers for Quality Care


  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill



Questions for our speakers? Join the conversation using @TheHillEvents and #TheHillPatients.





Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) is a diverse coalition of patient and consumer advocates working to ensure patients remain at the front of the health care debate.

We support ensuring high-quality, affordable health care for all, improving insurance design to better meet the needs of consumers and transforming the health care delivery system to put patients at the center.

Americans are desperate for health care reforms, and our lawmakers have a duty to ensure all patients can access quality, affordable care for themselves and their families.