Laura Bozell brings over a decade of legislative and health care policy experience in the U. S. House of Representatives to her position at Cornerstone Government Affairs.
For the last five and a half years, Laura served as Professional Staff on the Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee. In this capacity, Laura was responsible for the Medicare Part A portfolio, providing policy direction for the Committee and advising Chairman Dave Camp and other Committee Members on issues affecting the nation’s 6,000 hospitals, home health providers, skilled nursing facilities and all other post-acute care providers. Additionally, her legislative portfolio included health information technology, high deductible health plans and health savings accounts, flexible spending arrangements, Medicare secondary payer issues, and the health coverage tax credit given to unemployed workers through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.
During Laura’s time at the Committee, she worked with stakeholders, regulators, and Senate staff in developing policy and analyzing the impact of regulations. She advised Chairman Camp and Committee Members on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP Extension Act, among others laws, including providing guidance on implementation of the laws. In Laura’s long service to the Committee, she was responsible for working with the Congressional Budget Office, General Accountability Office, and the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) to advance Committee priorities within her extensive policy portfolio.
She was actively involved in the health care reform debate and was a key contributor to Chairman Camp’s health care reform legislation, which became the Republican alternative to the ACA in the House of Representatives. Laura developed many significant Medicare and other health policy changes included in the Conference Report for the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2011. She is frequently asked to share her expertise with diverse audiences at policy conferences and industry meetings.
Prior to her work for the Committee on Ways and Means, Laura served as a Legislative Assistant to former Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Jim McCrery of Louisiana. She advised Mr. McCrery on a range of legislative priorities, including health care, social services, education, agriculture, natural resources, labor, and unemployment issues.