Laszewski was named the Washington Post's Wonkblog "Pundit of the Year" for 2013 for "one of the most accurate
and public accounts" detailing the first few months of the Obamacare rollout.
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.
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.”—John
McLaughlin, The McLaughlin Group
Robert Laszewski is president of Health Policy and
Strategy Associates, Inc. (HPSA), a policy and marketplace consulting firm specializing in assisting its clients through the
significant health policy and market change afoot.
Before forming HPSA in 1992, Mr. Laszewski
was chief operating officer of a health and group benefits insurer.
Mr. Laszewski also publishes
Health Policy and Marketplace Review, a blog focused on health care policy and marketplace activities. (http://www.healthpolicyandmarket.blogspot.com/).
The majority of Mr. Laszewski’s time is spent being directly
involved in the marketplace as it comes to grips with the health care cost and quality challenge.
His clients include health insurance companies, casualty insurance companies, HMOs, Blue Cross organizations, hospitals,
pharmaceutical companies, and physician groups.
HPSA has been involved in the development
of organized delivery systems, joint ventures between insurance companies and providers, joint ventures between HMOs and insurance
companies, the acquisition and divestiture of blocks of health insurance business, the creation of strategies for workers'
compensation carriers to manage their costs in the changing health care delivery market, and the strategic planning of numerous
clients as they come to grips with their response to policy and market driven change.
Laszewski is very active in the purchase and divestiture of health care and insurance businesses having been involved in a
number of such transactions in recent years.
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
Bob Laszewski has written and spoken widely on the subject of health care
reform and market change. His media appearances include health care features on NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR. Additionally,
numerous articles about his ideas have appeared in the national and trade press and he has been regularly quoted in many newspapers
including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USAToday, and the Washington Post.
has also participated globally having chaired two international meetings recently in Washington, DC on the issue of international
prescription drug pricing and the use of medical technology in Europe compared to the U.S.
While in the insurance industry, he participated on a number of insurance industry task forces and committees including:
serving as chairman of the Provider Relations Committee, serving on the Board Task Force on Cost Containment and on the working
group on the ethics of genetic testing and insurance. He was a founding board member of the bipartisan Alliance for Health
Reform as well as a member of the Board of Overseers of the C. Everett Koop Foundation at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Medical
Major health care stakeholders seeking experts to address their meetings regularly
seek his opinions. He has offered his perspective on health care reform in testimony before several committees of both the
House and Senate of the U.S. Congress.
Mr. Laszewski can be contacted at Health Policy and
Strategy Associates, Inc., 400 Madison Stree, 605, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314. (703) 727-9517.