This week, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Following his speech, both parties will leave town for party retreats where they will discuss priorities for the year ahead. The immediate concern is the government funding deadline of February 8th, which will need to be addressed to avoid a government shutdown. Meanwhile, we are beginning to see responses to proposed Medicaid work requirements in states, which will have implications for state and federal policy making in the months ahead. We cover this and more in our preview, which can be found here.
Eli Greenspan is a Manager of Government Relations as ML Strategies. Before joining ML Strategies, Eli was a legislative correspondent for US Senator Martin Heinrich.
Katie Weider is Director of Health Policy at ML Strategies. Katie provides advice and guidance on issues relating to Medicaid, Medicare, and dually eligible beneficiaries. Before joining the firm, Katie was a senior analyst with the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.
Rodney L. Whitlock is Vice President of ML Strategies and a health care policy professional. Rodney has over 20 years of experience working with the US Congress as a health policy advisor. He also served as Acting Health Policy Director for Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.