Rep. Frankel to host Policy hearing on Affordable Care Act/Medicaid Expansion Repeal Wednesday in Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG, March 27 – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Pittsburgh, announced today that he will host a House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss impacts of a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29 at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, QiT Center, 26th Floor, Centre City Tower, 650 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh.

The current hearing agenda is:

    10 a.m.           Welcome and opening remarks

    10:10 a.m.      Panel One:

  • Leesa Allen, deputy secretary for Medical Assistance programs, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

  • Dr. Loren Robinson, deputy secretary for health promotion and disease prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health

  • Jessica Altman, chief of staff, Pennsylvania Insurance Department

        11 a.m.            Panel Two:

  • Erika Fricke, health policy director, Allies for Children

  • B.J. Leber, president and CEO, Adagio Health

  • Susan Friedberg Kalson, CEO, Squirrel Hill Health Center 

  • Carmen Alexander, senior operations manager, New Voices Pittsburgh

        11:50 a.m.      Panel Three:

  • Cassie Narkevic, health insurance enrollment counselor, Consumer Health Coalition

  • Kristy Trautman, executive director, FISA Foundation

  • AJ Harper, president, Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania

        12:30 p.m.      Panel Four:

  • Christie Hudson, clinical social work/therapist

  • Dr. Liz Cuevas, internist, AGH Internal Medicine-Northside

        1:00 p.m.      Closing remarks    

    MEDIA COVERAGE IS INVITED.