“CAP Changemakers” is a new series of compelling conversations in which current and former Center for American Progress staff share the inside stories behind the building of progressive policies that have improved the lives of everyday Americans throughout the 20 years of CAP’s history.

Please join us for the first video of the series, “Pathway to the ACA,” featuring CAP’s Senior Vice President of Inclusive Growth Emily Gee and former CAP Director of Health Policy Karen Davenport. Emily and Karen discuss CAP’s role in developing the policies and building the coalitions that led to the Affordable Care Act, which created new opportunities for every American to access affordable health care.

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Emily Gee

Senior Vice President, Inclusive Growth

Center For American Progress

Karen Davenport

Senior Research Fellow

Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy


Toni Pandolfo

Video Producer, Production

Center For American Progress

Olivia Mowry

Video Producer

Center For American Progress

Hai-Lam Phan

Senior Director, Creative

Center For American Progress

Matthew Gossage

Events Video Producer

Center For American Progress


Health Policy

The Health Policy team advances health coverage, health care access and affordability, public health and equity, social determinants of health, and quality and efficiency in health care payment and delivery.

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