POLITICO Live and POLITICO’s newest division, AgencyIQ, are hosting Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) for a virtual interview on Thursday June 11 at 12:30 PM ET to explore a range of questions related to planned updates to the landmark 21st Century Cures Act.
As the U.S. confronts the worst public health crisis in modern history, legislators are already racing to shape the next phase of health care modernization to prepare the country for future crises. Representatives Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) recently released a concept paper outlining planned updates to the landmark the 21st Century Cures Act passed in 2016. Their paper creates a framework for sweeping changes to medical product development and health care access in the U.S.
Joanne Kenen, executive editor, health, POLITICO and Alec Gaffney, Senior Director of Research at POLITICO's AgencyIQ are co-moderating the conversation. Among the questions that will be explored:
o How must federal agencies with a public health mandate adapt to better prepare for future crises?
o How should the FDA modernize to get life-saving medical products to market faster?
o How can patient voices be incorporated more effectively into the U.S. healthcare system?