It’s here! The 2015 Freshman Healthbook for the new class of the 114th Congress

Includes analysis of healthcare positions; identifies potential health policy leaders

Fellow healthcare advocates, consider this an early holiday gift from us at TogoRun. Today we released our second “Freshman Healthbook,” a free advocacy resource that analyzes the healthcare priorities of newly elected members of the 114th Congress with a specific focus on issues such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), medical innovation, children’s health, mental health, Medicare, physician reimbursement, reproductive rights and veterans’ health.

The first edition profiling the 113th freshman class was downloaded more than 2,000 times by reporters, lobbyists, advocates and healthcare organizations. The TogoRun team has been working tirelessly since before the election to uncover the previous voting records, public statements, personal health experiences and other “fun facts” about the 2015 freshman class.

Highlights from the 2015 Freshman Healthbook include:

  • Health policy positions of the 114th Congressional freshman class, which includes five with direct healthcare experience.
  • 10 freshmen to watch as the potential new healthcare power players.
  • Comparisons to the 113th freshman class such as political make-up, diversity and gender.
  • Freshmen with an appreciation of medical technology’s value.

TogoRun’s top 10 “Ones to Watch” for the 114th Congressional freshman class are:

SENATE
Shelley Capito (WV-R)

HOUSE
Rick Allen (R-GA-12)
Buddy Carter (R-GA-1)
Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10)
Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)
Robert Dold (R-IL-10)
Tom Emmer (R-MN-6)
Seth Moulton (D-MA-6)
Jon Moolenaar (R-MI-4)
Mark Takai (D-HI-1)

This resource is insightful, helpful, and frankly, a fun read for anyone who works on or around Capitol Hill. I dare say…not even just for healthcare people. This year we included additional interesting profile factoids that might offer great fodder for the season’s Beltway cocktail party.

TogoRun will release a 2.0 version of the Freshman Healthbook in January 2015 that includes committee assignments and additional information provided to us or uncovered from new publically available information. We welcome all feedback and input, email me at a.woodbury@togorun.com.

Download the 2015 Freshman Healthbook today and get ready to dog-ear some pages.

Anne Woodbury