Nancy-Ann Deparle & Haley Barbour
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Nancy-Ann DeParle is President Obama’s former deputy chief of staff for policy. She is one of the nation’s leading experts on healthcare and policy issues and was essential to the creation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, playing a lead role in one of the most significant pieces of social legislation in a generation. She is the expert’s expert. When she was deputy chief of staff, DeParle oversaw all policy and regulatory matters for the White House, including energy, environment, education, manufacturing, and economic policy. She addresses policy and healthcare.
Haley Barbour is the former governor of Mississippi and the former chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association. He also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee, leading the GOP to gain control of Congress for the first time in 40 years. POLITICO calls him “the most powerful Republican in politics.” He was also widely praised for his handling of both the Gulf Oil Spill and Hurricane Katrina. One of the Republican Party’s top political strategists, Barbour addresses elections, politics, Republican strategy, the economy, and other hot political topics.
Nancy-Ann Deparle and Governor Haley Barbour share insights on the current state of healthcare in our nation. With combined expertise that leaves the pair as one of the foremost duos on both the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act and its political fate, they discuss how the legislation affects individuals, businesses, patients, providers, insurance companies, and the economy. DeParle and Barbour also share insider stories about the politics behind the ACA’s passage and how the public’s perception of healthcare reform will affect upcoming elections.