Dennis Paradis, MPH, has been a member of the Enroll Michigan Board of Directors for about one year. He joined the board as the delegate from the Michigan League for Public Policy and is a self-professed “public health geek.” He says job number one for him is to make sure that we still have an Affordable Care Act in the coming years.
“The Affordable Care Act has laid a tremendous base and has done a marvelous job covering the uninsured. We’ve made great progress bringing people in,” Paradis said. “I want to make sure we don’t lose progress, backslide, take out the Healthy Michigan Plan, or cut back on subsidies being offered to people.”
Dennis said the work Enroll Michigan does is impressive.
“Nationwide, the work being done is impressive. Michigan is acquitting itself very well. We’re looked to as a leader,” Paradis said. “I’m very proud that Dizzy Warren (Enroll Michigan’s executive director) is called on and looked to as an expert by many.”
Paradis is an instructor in health policy in the Michigan State University Institute for Health Policy’s Public Health program. He also serves as the executive director of the Michigan Health Policy Forum. Paradis is an accomplished health care executive with extensive experience in health policy, government relations, association management and hospital-physician relations. He lives in East Lansing with his wife.
(From the February 2017 EM Newsletter)