Take Aways from RISE Nashville Summit

The 11th Annual RISE Nashville Summit continued the event’s tradition of yearly growth. The return to downtown Nashville was widely applauded by attendees, who were glad to be back near Broadway’s nighttime funk and fun. While festive, this year's event occurred in the wake of the new administration in Washington, D.C., and the healthcare themes surrounding the "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cast a long shadow. 

In contrast to the upbeat, confident notes struck by last year’s keynote speaker Senator Tom Daschle, this year’s sobering keynote address by Howard Fineman, NBC/MSNBC political analyst, The Huffington Post Media Group global editorial director, and bestselling author, was an assessment of the pluses and minuses of our new president.

Mr. Fineman's remarks indicated that the political alliances in power will seek to undo what Senator Daschle viewed as "irreversible” a year ago. Although this year's keynote address was less focused on healthcare-related topics, it was clear to all that we have entered an unexpected altered reality compared to a year ago. 

The Affordable Care Act and Marketplace  

As we all realize, the political football is the ACA, and it is being run up and down the field without a clear or definitive resolution. The House Ways and Means Committee succeeded in passing a bill to the floor, spelling out one vision for how the marketplace might look. Yet, it is not obvious that this particular version (continued in report)  Download full report by clicking here

 

 


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