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Expertise: Health care

Maura Calsyn is the Director of Health Policy at American Progress. In this capacity, she plays a leading role in American Progress’ health policy development and advocacy efforts. She has authored and co-authored work published in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, U.S. News & World Report, and The Hill. Her work covers a range of topics, including Medicare and Medicaid payment reform, health care transparency, and trends in employer-sponsored insurance. She has also testified before Congress.

Prior to joining American Progress, Calsyn was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the General Counsel. During her time there, she served as the department’s lead attorney for several Medicare programs and advised the department on implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Before joining the Office of the General Counsel, Calsyn worked as a health care attorney at two international law firms and represented a wide variety of health care payers, providers, and manufacturers. Calsyn first worked in health policy as a health care legislative assistant for Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) before attending law school.

Calsyn graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and received her B.A. summa cum laude from Hamilton College.

By Maura Calsyn
Negotiation Plus: A Framework for Value-Based Drug Pricing NegotiationCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2016
House GOP Proposals Would Make Health Coverage Less Secure for All AmericansCenter for American ProgressAugust 1, 2016
New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Proposal Tests Ways to Lower Drug ExpendituresCenter for American ProgressMay 17, 2016
Medicare’s Drug Payment Proposal Puts Patients FirstThe Huffington PostMay 2, 2016
FDA Is Not the ProblemCenter for American ProgressMarch 9, 2016
Divestitures Will Not Maintain Competition in Medicare AdvantageCenter for American ProgressMarch 8, 2016
Bigger Is Not BetterCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2016
Paying It ForwardCenter for American ProgressNovember 12, 2015
Encourage Drug Research Over ProfiteeringThe New York TimesSeptember 23, 2015
Enough Is EnoughCenter for American ProgressSeptember 18, 2015
Pharmaceutical Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Threaten Drug Access and AffordabilityCenter for American ProgressJuly 30, 2015
A Strategy for Medicare Payment ReformCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2015
The Great Cost ShiftCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2015
Reforms to Help Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Term Care ServicesCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2014
Controlling Costs by Expanding the Medicare Acute Care Episode DemonstrationJournal of the American Medical AssociationJuly 8, 2014
Shining Light on Health Care PricesCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2014
Providing Access to Affordable, Flexible Health Plans Through Self-InsuranceCenter for American ProgressFebruary 28, 2014
The Threat of Self-Insured Plans Among Small BusinessesCenter for American ProgressJune 19, 2013
Reducing the Cost of Defensive MedicineCenter for American ProgressJune 11, 2013
How the Affordable Care Act Helps Young AdultsCenter for American ProgressMay 20, 2013
Access to Medicaid Reduces Mortality RatesCenter for American ProgressApril 1, 2013
Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Would Harm Seniors and Increase Health Care SpendingCenter for American ProgressDecember 11, 2012
Alternatives to Fee-for-Service Payments in Health CareCenter for American ProgressSeptember 18, 2012
2011 Census Data Reaffirm Need to Implement the Affordable Care ActCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2012
Infographic: America’s High Health Care CostsCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2012
Repealing the Affordable Care Act is a Terrible IdeaU.S. News and World ReportJuly 10, 2012
Interactive Map: Why the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Medicaid Creates Uncertainty for MillionsCenter for American ProgressJuly 5, 2012
Infographic: Obamacare Is a Tax Cut for Middle-Class FamiliesCenter for American ProgressJuly 5, 2012
Toward an Effective Health Insurance ExchangeCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2012