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Expertise: Health care

Maura Calsyn is the vice president and coordinator for 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
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers as a Condition for Medicare and Medicaid ParticipationCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2021
7 Ways Drug Pricing Legislative Proposals Would Lower Costs for Consumers and BusinessesCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2021
H.R. 3 Could Save Patients Thousands of Dollars on Prescription DrugsCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2021
How States Can Build on the ACA To Improve Affordability and Lower Health Care CostsCenter for American ProgressJuly 15, 2021
Public Options Will Improve Health Equity Across the CountryCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2021
It’s Past Time for Congress To Extend Financial Relief as New COVID-19 Cases SpikeCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2020
The Pandemic and Economic Crisis Are Wake-Up Call for State Medicaid ExpansionCenter for American ProgressNovember 9, 2020
The Chaos of Repealing the Affordable Care Act During the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressOctober 1, 2020
How the Next Administration Can Lower Drug PricesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2020
A New Strategy To Contain the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2020
3 Principles for Reopening Schools Safely During the COVID-19 PandemicCenter for American ProgressJuly 16, 2020
Administrative Actions To Reverse Sabotage and Lower Costs in the ACA MarketplacesCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2020
Be Wary of Blame-Shifting: Reopening Businesses and Protesting Do Not Carry Equivalent RisksCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2020
17 FAQs for Houses of Worship Considering Reopening Amid the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressJune 18, 2020
International Lessons Learned From Coronavirus ReopeningsCenter for American ProgressMay 6, 2020
A National and State Plan To End the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2020
Social Distancing To Fight Coronavirus: A Strategy That Is Working and Must ContinueCenter for American ProgressMarch 25, 2020
10 Ways the ACA Has Improved Health Care in the Past DecadeCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2020
Public Health Requires an Extraordinarily Aggressive Economic Response to Coronavirus Immediately—One That’s Larger Than What Many ImagineCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2020
State and Local Governments Must Take Much More Aggressive Action Immediately To Slow Spread of the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2020
State Policy Options To Reduce Prescription Drug SpendingCenter for American ProgressFebruary 13, 2020
House Bill Could Lower Patients’ Prescription Drug Spending by Thousands of DollarsCenter for American ProgressDecember 9, 2019
Trump’s Plan To Privatize MedicareCenter for American ProgressOctober 11, 2019
Rethinking the RUCCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2018
Policy Options to Encourage All-Payer Claims DatabasesCenter for American ProgressApril 20, 2018
The Senate’s Skinny ACA Repeal Shell GameCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2017
The Senate’s ACA Repeal Bill Would Devastate Rural CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressJuly 12, 2017
5 Ways the Senate ACA Repeal Bill Hurts WomenCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2017
The American Health Care Act Could Chip Away At The Medicare Savings ProgramsHealth Affairs BlogJune 15, 2017
The American Health Care Act is a disaster for women. But it may get even worse.MediumMarch 23, 2017
For the Insurance Lobby, Old Habits Are Hard to BreakCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2017
Cassidy-Collins ACA ‘Replacement’ Plan Forces States to Choose from 3 Bad OptionsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 26, 2017
Medicaid and Home VisitingCenter for American ProgressJanuary 25, 2017
The Republicans’ Plan for Medicaid: A Wolf in Sheep’s ClothingCenter for American ProgressJanuary 12, 2017
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