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NACDS sets speaker for PAC event
April 8th, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. – Nancy-Ann DeParle, former deputy chief of staff for policy for President Obama, will be the keynote speaker at the NACDS Chain Members and Political Action Committee breakfast.
The NACDS-PAC event will be held April 22 during the NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.
Considered one of the nation’s leading experts on health care and regulatory issues, DeParle served in her leadership role on Obama’s staff and as one of his most senior advisors. From 2009 to 2011 she served as counselor to the president and director of the White House Office of Health Reform, where she led efforts that included helping to write and pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
During her remarks at the NACDS Annual Meeting, DeParle is expected to discuss the long-term effects of the ACA, providing an insider’s view of how the health care reform law came to be and what implementation will likely look like. She will also discuss trends in Medicare and health care delivery reform.
“Since she is known as the health reform ‘czar,’ we are delighted that NACDS members will have an opportunity to hear from DeParle about the inner workings of health policy during the health care reform debate,” said NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson. “Her remarks will be quite timely given the current implementation of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will impact community pharmacy and patients.”
In 2011 DeParle was promoted to assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff. In that role she oversaw development and implementation of all policy and regulatory matters for the White House.
Since leaving the White House, DeParle has been a lecturer in law at Harvard Law School and a guest scholar in economic studies at the Brookings Institution.