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Advocacy Grand Rounds: The Many Roads to Medicaid Expansion
June 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm–2:00 pm EDT
Join Doctors for America for and special guests Zack Marcus and Peg O’Connell and learn about the strategies they’re using to advocate for Medicaid Expansion in South Dakota and North Carolina.
Learn more about what Medicaid expansion is, what’s to gain, the cost, and the pathways to get there.
Zach Marcus is campaign manager for South Dakotans Decide Healthcare. He has been managing political campaigns around the country for the last 10 years. He is excited about the chance to make meaningful direct change with Constitutional Amendment D.
Peg O’Connell is the chair of Care4Carolina, a coalition of 146 organizations committed to finding a North Carolina solution for closing the health insurance coverage gap. She has over 25 years of experience in legislative, public, regulatory and governmental affairs, healthcare, media and grassroots advocacy at the state and federal levels and has been active in North Carolina working to improve the public health by improving access to healthcare and reducing smoking and obesity.
An attorney by profession, O’Connell has spent most of her career in government affairs and communications. She graduated magna cum laude from Marietta College, earning a BA in history and political science, and received her law degree from the Ohio State University College of Law.