On September 4, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the appointment of Manatt Health managing director Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to a four-year term on the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Advisory Committee. As a member of this Committee, Brooks-LaSure will leverage her deep experience in healthcare policy and reform to support the state’s ongoing effort to launch a state-based health insurance exchange in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Brooks-LaSure is a former policy official who played a key role in guiding the ACA through passage and implementation. She served as deputy director for policy at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and at the Department of Health & Human Services as director of coverage policy.
Virginia received approval from CMS to establish its state-run health insurance exchange on August 21, 2020, and aims to create an entirely independent exchange platform by 2023.
Read Governor Northam’s announcement on Brooks-LaSure’s appointment here.