Massachusetts Health Council Pharmacy Committee Meeting
(all members welcome)
Brian Rosman, Director of Policy and Government Relations, &
Alyssa Vangeli, Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations from Health Care for All
and Eric Linzer, Executive Vice President, from MAHP will discuss the
No-Co Pay Bill: An Act to promote value based insurance design in the Commonwealth
Brian Rosman is HCFA's Director of Policy and Government Relations. His work focuses on policy research and analysis related to Massachusetts and national health reform, public health coverage programs, health payment methods, private insurance concerns and other policy issues. Brian also teaches health policy to Masters of Public Policy students at Brandeis University and to advanced degree nursing students at Regis College, and he lectures at UMass Medical School, Tufts School of Public Health, BU School of Law and Harvard Medical School.
Before joining HCFA in 2003, Brian was a senior policy associate at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University's Heller School. He also served as research director and general counsel for the House staff of the Joint Committee on Health Care of the Massachusetts legislature and as counsel to the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways & Means. Brian has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Political Science from Stanford University.
Alyssa’s work focuses on policy and advocacy related to private insurance, payment and delivery system reform, and prescription drug reform. Prior to HCFA, Alyssa worked as a Legal Fellow at Health Law Advocates, where she represented low-income clients experiencing difficulty accessing health care. She earned a joint degree in law from Northeastern University School of Law and a Masters in Public Health from Tufts School of Medicine, completing legal internships at Greater Boston Legal Services Health Care Unit, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Physicians For Human Rights and the Massachusetts Federal District Court. Prior to law school she worked for a number of years in the fields of reproductive health advocacy at Pathfinder International and immigrant health advocacy at Health Care For All.
Eric has nearly 20 years of public affairs and media relations experience. He joined MAHP in 2002 as the Director of Public Affairs before being promoted to Vice President in 2005. In 2017, Eric was promoted to Executive Vice President, where he oversees media relations and communications, outreach efforts to business groups and brokers, legislative and regulatory issues affecting commercial carriers, administrative simplification efforts with the provider community, and business planning, financial management, and operational activities within the organization. Prior to joining MAHP, he was an account supervisor in the public relations division of Arnold Worldwide providing crisis communications and strategic counsel for a variety of regional and national clients. Before joining Arnold Worldwide, Eric worked in the public affairs department of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, handling media relations for the health plan. Early in his career, Eric worked at a boutique PR agency on the National Institute of Mental Health’s campaign on the co-occurrence of depression with other major illnesses. He also served as the legislative aide and campaign manager for former State Representative Paul Demakis. Currently, Eric serves as MAHP’s representative on the Board of Directors of the MA eHealth Collaborative and the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium and has served on a number of state commissions, most recently the Special Commission on Provider Price Reform. In 2008, Eric received the Leader in Quality – Rx for Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Medical Law Report. He holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School. Eric also received his Master’s degree in Political Science from Suffolk University and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.