WHG in the News

Media references to Wynne Health and citations of team member analysis.

Arnold Foundation-Funded Public Option Institute Will Track State Progress

The non-profit foundation funded by billionaire couple John and Laura Arnold is stepping up its efforts to tackle high health costs in the commercial sector, recently funding health policy consultant Billy Wynne’s Public Option Institute…

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Public Option Institute keeping a close watch on Colorado

The Public Option Institute launched Tuesday, examining programs in the works in Colorado and Washington state. The tool is the work of Wynne Health, with a grant from Arnold Ventures, the problem-solving philanthropic foundation. The site delivers a…

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Newsom Touts California’s ‘Public Option.’ Wait — What Public Option?

This version is different from the presidential candidates’ proposals because an insurance company will be responsible for running the public-option plan — not the government. But, ultimately, Washington will give its residents a new health…

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States Could Be the Next Trailblazers for Policy Regulating Hospital Costs

Colorado lawmakers have until May 7 to pass the public-option plan, which would be run by private insurers. Democrats control the governorship and state Legislature. “If they can’t get it done, it likely goes poorly…

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Politico Influence Highlights the Hire of Lauren Testa

Wynne Health Group has hired Lauren Testa as associate vice president. She previously was an assistant vice president at the Farragut Square Group. Read the full article here.

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Wynne Health Group Contributes Over $50,000 to Health Care-Related Charities in 2019

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2019 — Wynne Health Group demonstrates its commitment to social responsibility by making charitable contributions to not-for-profit health care organizations selected by team members each holiday season. This year, food insecurity, women’s…

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Josh LaRosa Quoted in Bloomberg’s “Trump Hospital Price Policy May Face Obstacle in 2015 FTC Warning”

“Obviously judges might differ, but it’s not necessarily really that unreasonable to conclude HHS would have that authority,” said Josh LaRosa, a policy associate at Wynne Health Group, a health policy, public interest consulting firm…

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Seema Verma’s bold initiatives land her in No. 1 ‘Most Influential’ spot

“In terms of pursuing the Trump administration’s priorities, she has undoubtedly been influential and reasonably bold, and I give her credit for that,” said Billy Wynne, a Democratic health policy consultant. He praises her agency’s proposals for reducing drug prices while criticizing her Medicaid moves as endangering coverage

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Josh LaRosa Featured on Relentless Health Value Podcast

The podcast can be accessed here. “Here’s one fact of life that’s always true: It will always be the desire of big vested interests to maintain and stick with the status quo. This applies to…

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Reinsurance Waiver Reactions Highlight Ideological Split On ACA Fixes

Inside Health Policy asked a few health policy consultants and strategists whether Democrats may be missing an opportunity to highlight the success of their own 1332 waiver policy when it comes to the state reinsurance programs….

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Wynne Health Group Named #5 Lobbying Start-Up in 2018

About one in 10 lobbying firms had less than a year of federal lobbying activity in 2018. The 185 firms that disclosed activity for the first time last year — what Bloomberg Government calls lobbying…

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Senators want to intervene in organ allocation policy

Billy Wynne, who advocates in defense of the liver policy change as executive director of the National Coalition for Transplant Equity said it will reduce waitlist-related deaths by 8%. “That’s really the whole ballgame here,”…

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