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Monday, September 27 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
General Session: Michigan Policy Roundtable

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The Michigan Policy Roundtable will feature a robust discussion on two legislative bill packages which propose significant changes to the behavioral health care system in Michigan. Discussion items will include the state of the current behavioral health system and anticipated effects of implementation of the legislation on patient populations and other stakeholders. In addition, debate on the political environment of the day and its effect on moving significant pieces of legislation will be contemplated. (Sponsor: Quest Diagnostics)

Presenters: Sen. John Bizon, a physician and member of the Senate Health Policy Committee; Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., the minority vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee; and Rep. Mary Whiteford, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and chair of the full House Appropriations Committee. 

Moderator: Robin Erb, Michigan Health Watch. 

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Sen. John Bizon, MD

Michigan State Senate, Michigan Policy Roundtable, Panel Discussion
In November 2018, residents of Michigan’s 19th Senate District elected Sen. John Bizon, M.D., R-Battle Creek, to the state Senate. John chairs the Families, Seniors, and Veterans Committee, and he serves on the Energy and Technology, Health Policy and Human Services, and Oversight... Read More →
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Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr.

Michigan State Senate, Michigan Policy Roundtable, Panel Discussion
Curtis Hertel Jr. was elected in 2014 to represent the 23rd Senate District, which serves Ingham County. He serves as the Minority Vice-Chairman on the Senate Appropriations Committee and has been named “Democratic Legislator of the Year” twice. Prior to holding the Senate seat... Read More →
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Rep. Mary Whiteford

Michigan State House of Representatives, Michigan Policy Roundtable, Panel Discussion
State Rep. Mary Whiteford was first elected to serve the 80th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in March 2016.Rep. Whiteford serves as chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, as well as vice chair of the full Appropriations Committee... Read More →

Robin Erb, Moderator

Bridge Michigan, Michigan Health Watch writer, Michigan Policy Roundtable, Panel Discussion
Robin Erb, an accomplished Michigan journalist and medical reporter, joined Bridge Magazine as the lead reporter for Michigan Health Watch.In an award-winning career spanning three decades, Erb has developed a reputation throughout Michigan for her empathetic, insightful and conscientious... Read More →

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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services and is the leader in cancer diagnostics, gene-based and esoteric testing, and drugs of abuse testing. At Quest Diagnostics, good health starts with KNOWING.

Monday September 27, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall A