Dean Rosen, JD, is one of the nation’s top health care experts, having played a leading role in developing and advancing health policy for nearly 20 years in the nation’s capital. In 2013, he helped found Breakaway Policy Strategies, an innovative health policy research firm that delivers strategic solutions to a wide range of health care stakeholders. He serves as the firm’s president and chief executive officer and also continues in his role as a partner at the bipartisan lobbying firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc.
At Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., Rosen has represented major health systems, physician specialty organizations, private health plans, clinical laboratories, biotechnology companies, biopharmaceutical companies, and national employers seeking to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and affect national health policy.
Before becoming a partner at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., Rosen held a series of high-level positions in both government and the private sector. Rosen was the chief health care advisor to Senate Majority Leader William H. Frist, M.D. (R-TN). He served first as staff director for the United States Senate Subcommittee on Public Health, then as Frist’s health policy director. Previously, he was senior vice president of policy and general counsel for the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA). He came to the HIAA from the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee where, as majority counsel, he played a significant role in developing the Medicare provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Rosen also served as health policy coordinator and majority counsel to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. There, he had principal responsibility for advising the committee chair, Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS), on a wide range of health care and employee benefit issues. Before entering the public sector, Rosen practiced law at Dow, Lohnes and Albertson.
Through his influential posts on Capitol Hill, Rosen helped shepherd through Congress a long list of major legislative accomplishments, including:
- The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003
- The Project Bioshield Act of 2004
- The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
- The Balanced Budget Act of 1997
Rosen serves as the chairman of the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. He is an associate professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and a member of the AcademyHealth Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy.