On this week’s TechTalk, Dr. Jay and Brad had the pleasure of interviewing Katy Talento, a licensed health benefits consultant, veteran health care reformer, epidemiologist and thought leader.
Based in northern Virginia, Katy Talento is the Chief Executive Officer of AllBetter Health, a benefits advisory firm helping employers navigate the health plan marketplace and implement innovative solutions that reduce costs and improve patient experience. Katy quarterbacks AllBetter’s nationwide, custom-curated partnerships of advisors, actuaries, member services teams and analytics gurus to deliver on the AllBetter client promise: significant savings, more generous benefits, and happier employees.
As the top health advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council to President Donald Trump, Katy spearheaded transformative policies to end secret health care prices across the United States, end predatory medical collections practices, lower prescription drug prices, guarantee health records access and interoperability for patients and their care teams, combat the opioid addiction crisis and eliminate domestic HIV/AIDS. She first developed her take-no-prisoners approach to waste and corruption as an oversight investigator and legislative director on Capitol Hill, born of love and duty toward the hardworking American taxpayers.
Katy has traveled the world, holding U.S. foreign aid programs accountable for results, as well as protecting the workforce of multinational energy companies from infectious disease threats. On the faculty of Georgetown University Medical School, Katy managed the school’s participation in a multi-site NIH study. She founded a mentorship program for junior high girls in inner city DC and even served two years as a Catholic nun! Katy earned her graduate degree in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.