Johns Hopkins Health Policy Forum with CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is honored to welcome Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, for a virtual fireside chat. School of Nursing Dean Sarah Szanton will host the conversation with Brooks-LaSure as part of the Johns Hopkins Health Policy Forum.
The discussion will cover a range of topics, including Brooks-LaSure’s career in health policy, CMS’s work to catalyze innovation in the delivery of care, how nursing in the community improves population health, and the challenge of nursing workforce shortages.
About the Speaker
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure is the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she oversees programs including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the HealthCare.gov health insurance marketplace.
A former policy official who played a key role in guiding the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, through passage and implementation, Brooks-LaSure has decades of experience in the federal government, on Capitol Hill, and in the private sector.
As deputy director for policy at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and earlier at the Department of Health and Human Services as director of coverage policy, Brooks-LaSure led the agency’s implementation of ACA coverage and insurance reform policy provisions.
Earlier in her career, Brooks-LaSure assisted House leaders in passing several health care laws, including the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 and the ACA, as part of the Democratic staff for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee.
Brooks-LaSure began her career as a program examiner and lead Medicaid analyst for the Office of Management and Budget, coordinating Medicaid policy development for the health financing branch. Her role included evaluating policy options and briefing White House and federal agency officials on policy recommendations with regard to the uninsured, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
More About the Johns Hopkins Health Policy Forum
The Johns Hopkins Health Policy Forum is a quarterly series featuring conversations with leaders who address the most pressing challenges in the development or implementation of health policy. The series is jointly hosted by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, the Carey Business School, and Johns Hopkins Medicine. The forum provides an opportunity for Johns Hopkins faculty, students, and operational experts to engage with policymakers and explore contemporary health policy approaches.