2019 Health Policy and Politics Discussion
Zach will provide an update on the major health care related legislation that made its way through the 2019 legislative session. This includes an analysis and deep dive into bills to create the nation’s first public health insurance option and long term care program. He will also provide a preview of the 2020 session and discuss what the 2020 elections mean for health policy in the United States.
Zach Snyder is Director of Government Affairs for Regence BlueShield in Washington state. In this capacity, he leads legislative advocacy efforts for Regence by working closely with lawmakers to shape health policy at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington.
Prior to working for Regence, Zach held a variety of policy and political roles that include, leading health policy campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.; representing the Washington State Dental Association before lawmakers in Olympia, Washington; and managing campaigns for the Washington State Senate to name a few.
Zach earned his J.D., with a health law focus area, from Seattle University School of Law, his M.P.A., with an emphasis in government, from Seattle University Institute of Public Service, and his B.A. in political science from Western Washington University.