Dec. 11, 2020

What Will Biden Do for Patients?

What Will Biden Do for Patients?

As President-elect Joe Biden makes his health team picks, we discuss what patients may expect out of a new Democratic Administration and increased Republican seats in the U.S. House.  We bring policy experts from both sides of the aisle to discuss what’s in store for patients with chronic disease. Republican strategist Matt Gorman, Democrat strategist Matt Rodriguez, and primary care physician Dr. Mark Fendrick discuss what the future holds for vaccines, value-based care, and healthcare policies. 


Matt Gorman, Vice President, Targeted Victory

Matt Gorman has advised presidential candidates, members of Congress, and Fortune 500 companies on communications and rapid response. Gorman was most recently the Communications Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) — the youngest in its history. A veteran of two presidential campaigns, he served as rapid response director and national spokesman for Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign and an aide to Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign. Gorman regularly appears as an analyst on network and cable news programs.

Matt Rodriguez, CEO, Rodriguez Strategies

A veteran Democratic strategist with more than 20 years of experience working for candidates and causes across the nation, Matt focuses on designing and leading coalition-building campaigns for diverse entities, ranging from emerging nonprofits to Fortune 500 corporations. 

In 2008, Matt served as the Western States Regional Director for Obama for America, where he managed campaign operatives and executed strategy throughout the Western United States. Prior to the general election, he served as the New Hampshire State Director for the Obama campaign during the 2008 presidential primary. 

A. Mark Fendrick, M.D. Director, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) at University of Michigan

Dr. A. Mark Fendrick is V-BID Center’s Director and a Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and a Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Fendrick received a bachelor’s degree in economics and chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 


Matt Gorman

Matt Rodriguez

Dr. Mark Fendrick

Patients Rising Concierge 

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