Federal Update

Federal Legislative Update
Thursday, February 23
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm (PT)

Hear the latest from Capitol Hill and the White House during this session with the National Association of Dental Plans Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Owen Urech. Dental continues to be a trending topic for federal policymakers from Medicare to non-covered services and dental loss ratios (DLR), and NADP is at the forefront of the advocacy surrounding oral health.

Owen-Urech_2021-square.jpgOwen Urech
Director of Government Relations
National Association of Dental Plans

Prior to becoming director of government & regulatory affairs, Owen served NADP as senior government affairs analyst. He worked closely with NADP members to coordinate the dental benefits industry response to congressional proposals on dental in Medicare, as well as engaging on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and state regulatory activity. Before joining NADP, Owen developed health policy proposals and research at the Roosevelt Institute and Health Management Academy, as well as on several political campaigns.

Owen graduated from American University with a degree in political science specializing in American government and is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas. His graduate research focuses on the origins of national health systems.

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