Changes wrought by the Affordable Care Act, along with other legislative and regulatory developments, have sweeping implications for healthcare providers, insurers and investors as well as consumers. The Business of Health Care channels the knowledge and insights of experts from Wharton and elsewhere to examine the effects of these revolutionary changes and discuss what they will mean for all participants in the U.S. healthcare system. Hear interviews with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs developing cutting edge treatments and technologies, policymakers pushing for change, and dedicated medical professionals working with new payment and delivery models.

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  • Past Guest Tue 11/21
    Ted Dallas

    Special Advisor; former Secretary of Human Services in PA
    Office of the Governor

  • Past Guest Tue 11/21
    Rebekah Gee

    Louisiana Department of Health

  • Past Guest Tue 11/14
    Akshat Kumar

    Attending Physician; MBA Candidate '19, the Wharton School
    Penn Medicine

  • Past Guest Tue 11/14
    Cynthia Smith

    Vice President, Clinical Programs; Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine Perelman School of Medicine
    American College of Physicians

  • Past Guest Tue 11/14
    Daniel Wolfson

    Executive Vice President and COO
    ABIM Foundation

  • Past Guest Tue 11/7
    Bridget Maehr

    Senior Financial Analyst
    A.M. Best

  • Past Guest Tue 11/7
    Sally Rosen

    Senior Director
    A.M. Best

  • Past Guest Tue 11/7
    Mary Barton

    Vice President, Performance Measurement
    National Committee for Quality Assurance

  • Past Guest Tue 11/7
    Margaret O'Kane


  • Past Guest Tue 10/31
    Dr. Bernadette Loftus

    Associate Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic
    The Permanente Medical Group

  • Past Guest Tue 10/31
    Carolyn Jackson

    Chief Operating Officer
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine

  • Past Guest Tue 10/24
    Robert Zirkelbach

    Executive Vice President, Public Affairs


Jeff VoigtJeff Voigt

Jeff Voigt is the principal of Medical Device Consultants of Ridgewood, NJ, a firm dedicated to ensuring appropriate coverage and payment policies for medical technology companies (mainly earlier stage) and insurers. His expertise also includes healthcare analytics, cost-effectiveness analysis, and evidence assessments, and he has helped build several companies from the ground floor to very profitable organizations – all of which were ultimately sold to larger organizations. His education includes: a bachelor’s degree from University Vermont, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, class of 1985. Jeff recently served as President of the Wharton Healthcare Management Alumni Association (WHCMAA) and was on the WHCMAA board from 2010-2015. He is still active in the WHCMAA and with volunteer positions in the town of Ridgewood, NJ.

John BarkettJohn Barkett

John Barkett is the Director of Policy Affairs for Willis Towers Watson. He previously worked for Extend Health, the nation’s largest private Medicare exchange, athenahealth, inc., and Medica Healthcare Plans, Inc. From 2009-2011, John worked on the drafting, passage and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as a staffer in Congress and in the Department of Health and Human Services. John is the vice president of the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association. He is based in Washington, DC.

Arnold Rosoff JDArnold Rosoff JD

A full-time member of Penn’s faculty since 1970, Arnold Rosoff researches, writes and teaches in the area of health law and policy. He has chaired Wharton's Department of Legal Studies and directed its MBA Program for Executives and the Wharton Government and Business Program. Professor Rosoff, emeritus since 2013, is a Senior Scholar at Georgetown Law School’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (, a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM), and he served for over 25 years as Deputy Editor of ACLM’s Journal of Legal Medicine.

Mitch GoldmanMitch Goldman

C. Mitchell Goldman is the CEO of Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, a regional dental management company. He is a nationally ranked health care lawyer, a former partner in the health care practice group at Duane Morris, LLP, a healthcare entrepreneur and professor of law at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. Mr. Goldman focused his practice on the finance, insurance and corporate aspects of healthcare delivery. His clients included health care providers and health care entrepreneurs that have health insurance reimbursement, health care regulatory and merger and acquisition issues. During the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Mr. Goldman was an adviser to a number of United States Senators on the multiple insurance aspects of the law. Mr. Goldman is a 1980 graduate of Temple University School of Law, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Graduate Health Care Management Program, where he received his M.B.A., and a graduate of Bowdoin College where he received his B.A.

Pratyusha YalamanchiPratyusha Yalamanchi

Pratyusha Yalamanchi is a fourth year M.D./M.B.A student and 21st Century Full Tuition Merit Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School. She has a background in translational research and in medical school, she has worked at the Penn Center for Community Health Workers to support high risk patients in the transition from inpatient discharge to outpatient care and to reduce 30-day readmission rates. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2013 with an A.B in Human Evolutionary Biology and minor in Visual and Environment Studies (Studio Art).

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