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Lois Wattman has served across the breadth of health care in Minnesota—notably, by helping design the pioneering Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP), which brought the benefits of managed care to Minnesotans who get their care through Medicaid. Her policy guidance has served Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Allina, Medica, the Minnesota Medical Association and the
state Senate. At this time of sweeping change for health care, Lois says, “health plans have an opportunity to influence policy from the standpoint of our fellow citizens. It’s not just advocacy organizations that can articulate the human effects of health policy—health plans can also advocate loudly about preserving the care their members need.”