David Merritt | Executive Vice President at America’s Health Insurance Plans

David Merritt

Executive Vice President at America’s Health Insurance Plans

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David Merritt

David Merritt is Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). He leads AHIP's communications and coalitions, advocacy and strategy on issues ranging from Medicare and Medicaid to health policy, value, and prescription drug costs.

He has a proven track record in policy, politics, and press. He was a Managing Director for Frank Luntz at Luntz Global Partners, one of America's best known and most respected public opinion and strategic communication shops, leading the firm's political and policy strategy and research.

Previously, he was Partner and Managing Director at Leavitt Partners, the healthcare consulting firm led by former HHS Secretary and Utah Governor Mike Leavitt. He led the firm's Washington, DC office, advising clients on a wide range of issues, including the Affordable Care Act and Washington politics.

He was the leading fundraiser and a presidential campaign adviser to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He worked closely with Speaker Gingrich for more than seven years, including as CEO of the Center for Health Transformation. He was also a health policy adviser to the 2008 presidential campaigns of Senator John McCain and former Senator Fred Thompson.

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Healthcare Uncertainty
What's Happening, What It Means, and What's Coming Next

Healthcare is complex and confusing. And as we move from the Affordable Care Act to repeal and replace, it will only be more complicated. How might the shifting political winds affect healthcare policy? How will Congress and the President work together? What do consumers really think about the changes ahead? From insurance markets and value-based care to rising prescription drug costs and public programs, Mr. Merritt will explore what's happening, what it means, and what's coming next.

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