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2020 Election Debrief: Implications for Healthcare – A Virtual Panel Discussion

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2020 Election Debrief: Implications for Healthcare

A Jointly Hosted Complimentary Webinar by MHA and ACHE of Massachusetts

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 12 – 1 p.m. EST

2020 has been quite a year for healthcare in Massachusetts, and further changes are in store regardless of the upcoming election’s outcome. Join ACHE of Massachusetts and MHA for this insightful panel discussion to debrief on election results and what is ahead for healthcare at the federal and state level in 2021 and beyond.

Mark Rayder and Marilyn Yager, senior policy advisors in Alston & Bird’s healthcare public policy practice, will be presenting on a variety of topics, including:
• Election debrief and the effect on Massachusetts hospitals and healthcare organizations
• Healthcare outlook at the federal level
• What’s ahead for 2021


This event has been approved for 1.0 hour of ACHE Qualified Education credits. 

Meet Our Speakers:

Mark Rayder is a senior policy advisor in Alston & Bird’s healthcare public policy practice, providing political expertise on a variety of healthcare topics and assisting clients on legislative and regulatory issues. Before joining the firm, Mark served in the public, political, corporate, and non-profit sectors. Most recently, he was vice president of public policy for the American College of Gastroenterology and the senior manager of government affairs at a Fortune 500 Internet and telecommunications corporation. Named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper every year since 2010, Mark served as an advisor to three Republican members of Congress, including as associate staff to the House Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary Appropriations Subcommittee. He also managed two successful congressional campaigns. His policy expertise includes payment and regulatory policies pertaining to physician and hospital services, specialty health plans, post-acute care, veteran’s health programs, and appropriations. Mark received a B.A. in history from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Marilyn Yager is a senior policy advisor in Alston & Bird’s healthcare public policy practice, providing policy and political insight on a variety of healthcare issues, with an emphasis on Medicare and Medicaid, and currently issues relating to COVID-19. Marilyn has more than 30 years of senior management, policy, and government experience in both the public and private sectors. Her public sector experience includes several roles in the Executive Branch, serving as both chief of staff to the White House chief of staff and deputy assistant to President Clinton on health and budget in the Office of Public Liaison. She also served as professional staff on the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and spent five years as a legislative aide in the House of Representatives. Marilyn served as the first Executive Director of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care. Her considerable experience in government affairs includes having served as executive director of the Renal Leadership Council, director of health policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and director of federal relations for the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association prior to joining the Clinton White House. An Iowa native, Marilyn began her career in the Cascade Mountains as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA)—the national public service program and is a graduate of the University of Iowa.


November 13, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm