Robert  Laszewski

Robert Laszewski

Robert Laszewski is a policy and marketplace expert specializing in assisting clients through the significant health policy and market change in the current health care cost and quality challenge. His client list includes health insurance companies, casualty insurance companies, HMOs, Blue Cross organizations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, physician groups, providers and payees. Mr. Laszewski has participated extensively in the nation's health care debate, especially on health insurance reform and the impact it will have on existing health insurance programs, the insurance industry, and the evolving role between payers and providers.

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Robert Laszewski is President of Health Policy and Strategy Associates.

Bob had twenty years of experience in the insurance industry, serving as a chief operating officer for nine of those years, before beginning his Washington DC policy and market consulting business in 1992.

He has participated extensively in the nation's health care debate and has been a regular contributor on the issue for a number of the national television and radio networks as well as major newspapers and trade journals.

During the Affordable Care Act roll out, Bob was quoted repeatedly in major newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, USAToday, and the Los Angeles Times as well as in numerous Associated Press and Reuter's articles.

He appeared repeatedly during this period on The CBS Evening News, The NBC Evening News, PBS NewsHour, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, CBS Radio, and National Public Radio.

His expertise continues to be sought by the national media as the nation's health care debate continues and the market evolves.

His Blog, Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review (, is also quoted widely in the national media and is referred to as a "must read" source of information for health policy and marketplace developments.

He has also participated globally having chaired two international meetings in Washington, DC on the issue of international prescription drug pricing and the use of medical technology in Europe compared to the U.S.

His marketplace practice concentrates on how health insurance companies, HMOs, Blue Cross plans, pharmaceutical companies, and provider organizations come to grips with market and policy change.

Bob combines a unique blend of 20 years of "inside the Beltway" experience with 20 years of operational experience having run a health insurance business.


Future Trends Of The Health Care Marketplace And Federal Health Care Policy
A review of the issues, market factors, and trends currently driving the business of health care. In addition, a comprehensive review of the health care policy issues Congress and the administration are dealing with that includes an understanding of what are driving these political issues as well as the short- and long-long term outlook on what change will occur. Laszewski's niche is his ability to be fluent in describing both market and policy trends as someone who has had twenty years of experience as a senior insurance executive and another 15 years of experience "inside the Beltway."
Sample of topics to be discussed:
~The federal debt and deficit challenge and its impact upon the growing cost of the entitlements.
~New methods of provider reimbursement and the phasing out of the fee-for-service system.
~The new relationship between government and the health care sector--a bigger government imprint but also a shift in government programs to the private sector.
~The dramatically changing employer health benefits market and its impact as a historically big payer on the industry.
~The Affordable Care Act--still very controversial but here to stay and here to be a bigger part of the health care system.

Leaders In Health Care - The Market And Policy Issues They Must Face
The current business of health care is not sustainable over the long-term. Health care costs have consistently outstripped the nation's growth rate by a factor of three. Leaders in the health care industry will be focused on how both they and their business will be able to sustain their strategies both for themselves and the executives who come after them. Bob Laszewski has twenty years experience as an insurance industry executive and 15 years experience at the forefront of health policy in Washington. DC.

Market And Policy Update In Managed Care
A review of the issues, market factors, and trends currently driving the business of managed care. This overview also includes a detailed analysis of the issues the Congress and administration are dealing with that would have a direct impact on the managed care industry. Bob Laszewski's special niche is that he has "walked in the shoes" of managed care executives having been a COO for nine years before founding his Washington, DC based health policy firm. He has the ability to discuss both current market and policy issues in a way that has special relevance to people in this business.

~ A Review of Health Care Policy and Market Change and How It Impacts Providers, Employers, and Individuals
~ The Evolving Physician Practice in the Midst of Dramatic Policy and Market Change
~ The New Hospital Paradigm in the Midst of Dramatic Policy and Market Change
~ Employer-Provided Health Insurance: What Employers Need To Consider As They Grapple With Obamacare And A Quickly Changing Market
~ Big Change and Bigger Changeâ€"â€"The Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a Revolution In How Health Care Is Paid For, and A Changing Employer and Individual Health Insurance Market
~ The Changing Relationship Between the People Who Pay For Health Care and the People Who Provide It
~ The Affordable Care Actâ€"How It Impacts Individuals, Employers, and the Political Scene
~ The Affordable Health Care Actâ€"How It Impacts Employers
~ The Affordable Health Care Actâ€"A Brave New World For the Health Insurance Industry
~ A Review of Health Care Policy and Market Change and How It Impacts Providers, Employers, and Individuals


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    "Mr. Laszewski was extremely well-received, and gave an excellent presentation. We are highly satisfied."

    -Metropolitan Medical Society Kansas City

    "I have known no one with a better grasp of what's going on in Washington than Bob Laszewski and no one who is more fair, honest, and less partisan."

    - C. Everett Koop, M.D.

    "No one has a greater knowledge of the Washington health policy scene than Bob Laszewski - political, economic, social, and straight merit dimensions. Bob also has uncanny forecasting powers. And he calls the shots exactly as he sees them, unusual for Washington."

    - The McLaughlin Group

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