Addressing the Cost of Insulin Seminar
February 11, 2019, Menlo Park, CA
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All people with diabetes should have access to reasonably priced insulin. Join us for an informational gathering to learn about what JDRF is doing to address the challenge of ever increasing insulin costs. All are welcome. We will discuss JDRF’s health policy goals related to this issue and how JDRF is working with health plans, employers, insulin manufacturers and the federal government to address this serious problem.
PRESENTER: Jesse Bushman, Sr. Director of Health Policy at JDRF
Jesse Bushman is JDRF’s Senior Director of Health Policy, a position he has held for about two years. He has worked in health policy for 21 years and somewhat like a baseball player switching teams, has also worked for the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Genentech (a major bio-pharmaceutical manufacturer), Americas Health Insurance Plans (the largest trade association for insurers), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (the federal agency overseeing those programs), the Medical Group Management Association and as a staffer in the US House of Representatives. This background has taught him to look at policy issues from a variety of perspectives, which proves useful in working with the various stakeholder that engage with JDRF.
Refreshments will be provided.