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Breakout Session

Insights into Insurance: Your Private Health Coverage Crash Course

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET

Most Americans have some form of health coverage through a private insurer, and state governments play a significant role when it comes to health insurance oversight, regulation and innovation. State legislators have several legislative levers when examining coverage under marketplace exchanges, state employee health plans or employer-sponsored plans. Gain an overview of the private health insurance landscape in the U.S. and explore state and federal roles in health plan regulation, cost containment and coverage innovations.


Samantha Scotti
Sr. Policy Specialist, NCSL Health Program

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Haley Nicholson
Sr. Policy Director, NCSL Health and Human Services State-Federal Affairs

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Joel Ario
Managing Director, Manatt Health Strategies

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Kelly Hughes, MPH
Program Director, NCSL Health Program

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