Overview


Debbie is a highly respected health policy authority who helps clients advance their missions in Congress and beyond. With more than three decades of experience working both on the Hill and with the health insurance exchange marketplace, she helps clients execute payment strategy, see around the corner on policy and regulatory changes, and pursue effective advocacy. In addition, Debbie has deep experience working closely with payers, industry stakeholders and government officials at the federal, state and local levels.

During her 24 years as a Congressional Staffer, Debbie served most recently in a joint position as Chief of Staff to US Representative Pete Stark (D-CA), and as a professional staff member on the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means, Health Subcommittee. Debbie was integrally involved in the creation and movement of health legislation through the committee, with a focus on improving and protecting Medicare. She was a key staffer in the development of the Affordable Care Act, and worked closely with the Administration and other Congressional committees and Leadership on the implementation of the law.

Debbie joins McDermottPlus from the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, where she was part of the founding team that established and operated DC Health Link, the District of Columbia’s online state-based health insurance exchange marketplace. In that capacity, she worked closely with stakeholders, advocates and government officials at the local and federal levels and led the Authority’s interactions with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Education


  • Boston University, BA Political Science

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Debra Curtis

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 21, 2022

Healthcare Preview for Week of: January 17, 2022

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 14, 2022

2022 Health Policy Outlook

Healthcare Preview for Week of: January 10, 2022

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 7, 2022

Healthcare Preview for Week of: January 3, 2022

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 17, 2021

Healthcare Preview: Week of December 13, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 10, 2021

Healthcare Preview: Week of December 6, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 3, 2021

Healthcare Preview: Week of November 29, 2021

Healthcare Preview: Week of November 22, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 19, 2021

Healthcare Preview: Week of November 15, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 12, 2021

Healthcare Preview: Week of November 8, 2021

Healthcare Preview: Week of November 1, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: October 29, 2021

Healthcare Preview: Week of October 25, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: October 22, 2021

Healthcare Preview: Week of October 18, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: October 15, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: October 8, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of October 4, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: October 1, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of September 27

McDermottPlus Check-Up: September 24, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of September 20

McDermottPlus Check-Up: September 17, 2021

House Committee Markups - What's Next

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of September 14

McDermottPlus Check-Up: September 10, 2021

September Congressional Preview

McDermottPlus Check-Up: September 3, 2021

Health Policy Breakroom - Ep 82 House Legislative Deadline

Health Policy Breakroom - Ep 80 Infrastructure And Budget Resolution Bills

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of August 13

Health Policy Breakroom - Ep 79 COVID - 19 Vaccine Holdouts And Policy Response

Healthcare Policy Breakroom Ep 73 - Welcome Debbie Curtis

Health Policy Breakroom Ep 72 - SCOTUS decision on the ACA

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