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Emily Gee

Expertise: Health care

Emily R. Gee is a senior fellow and the senior economist for Health Policy at American Progress.

In her role, she guides policy development and advocates for reforms to expand coverage and improve care. Her areas of expertise include health coverage and affordability, health care financing, and the Affordable Care Act. She has been quoted and her work has been cited in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, Forbes, Vox, and other publications.

Prior to joining American Progress, she was an economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Gee also served as an economist on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama White House, tracking health care coverage and reviewing regulation related to provider payments, prescription drugs, and insurance.

Gee earned her doctorate in economics from Boston University, where she researched health insurance markets and taught health economics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College.

By Emily Gee
Census Data Show Historic Investments in Social Safety Net Alleviated Poverty in 2020Center for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2021
Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap Would Save 7,000 Lives Each YearCenter for American ProgressSeptember 10, 2021
The Medicaid Coverage Gap Requires Permanent ClosureCenter for American ProgressSeptember 3, 2021
Biden Admin Should Expand Its Health Care Vaccine RequirementNewsweekAugust 30, 2021
Estimates of Uninsured Adults in the Medicaid Coverage Gap by Congressional DistrictCenter for American ProgressAugust 25, 2021
Fact Sheet: How Nonprofit Hospitals Can Best Support Their CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressAugust 19, 2021
How Nonprofit Hospitals Can Support Communities and Advance Public HealthCenter for American ProgressAugust 19, 2021
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers as a Condition for Medicare and Medicaid ParticipationCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2021
FORMER BIDEN HEALTH ADVISOR: We’re running out of time. American businesses should start requiring vaccinations for their workers.Business InsiderAugust 3, 2021
H.R. 3 Could Save Patients Thousands of Dollars on Prescription DrugsCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2021
Employers Can Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccination EffortsCenter for American ProgressMay 10, 2021
Policies To Improve Health Insurance Coverage as America Recovers From COVID-19Center for American ProgressMarch 11, 2021
Health Care Providers in Georgia’s Low-Income Communities Need Financial ReliefCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2020
A Communications Strategy to End the COVID-19 PandemicCenter for American ProgressDecember 14, 2020
4 Myths About the Public OptionCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2020
The Pandemic and Economic Crisis Are Wake-Up Call for State Medicaid ExpansionCenter for American ProgressNovember 9, 2020
Trump Rallies Are Often Followed by Increases in Local COVID-19 CasesCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2020
The White House Coronavirus Cluster Is a Result of the Trump Administration’s PoliciesCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2020
Less Coverage and Higher Costs: The Trump’s Administration’s Health Care LegacyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 25, 2020
The ACA Marketplaces Are Poised To Weather COVID-19Center for American ProgressAugust 21, 2020
A New Strategy To Contain the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2020
The Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Could Strip Coverage from 23 Million AmericansCenter for American ProgressJune 24, 2020
Thresholds States Must Meet To Control Coronavirus Spread and Safely ReopenCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2020
How Trump’s Policies Have Hurt ACA Marketplace EnrollmentCenter for American ProgressApril 16, 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
Affordable Care Act Repeal by StateCenter for American ProgressMarch 2, 2020
How Partisan Gerrymandering Limits Access to Health CareCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2020
Court Ruling Against ACA Hurts Patients and Destabilizes Health Insurance MarketsCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2019
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
Number of Americans With Preexisting Conditions by District for the 116th CongressCenter for American ProgressOctober 2, 2019
Rural Hospital Closures Reduce Access to Emergency CareCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2019
If the ACA Is Repealed Under Texas v. Azar, Millions Will Lose Health Insurance CoverageCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2019
The High Price of Hospital CareCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2019
Excess Administrative Costs Burden the U.S. Health Care SystemCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2019
Conservatives Are Using the Courts to Attack Health Care for All AmericansCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2018
Provider Consolidation Drives Up Health Care CostsCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2018
Estimated Increases in 2019 Premiums by Congressional District Due to ACA SabotageCenter for American ProgressJuly 24, 2018
Marketplaces Prove Stable Despite Trump’s Attempts to Sabotage EnrollmentCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2018
Estimates of the Increase in Uninsured by Congressional District Under the Senate GOP Tax BillCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2017
The Senate Tax Bill Threatens Access to Health CareCenter for American ProgressNovember 16, 2017
Interactive: Low-Cost Options for 2018 Coverage in the Health Insurance MarketplacesCenter for American ProgressNovember 9, 2017
Health Insurance Marketplaces Offer More Low-Cost Options than Ever BeforeCenter for American ProgressNovember 1, 2017
Projected 2018 Marketplace Enrollment in the Absence of ACA SabotageCenter for American ProgressOctober 30, 2017
Coverage Losses by State Under the Graham-Cassidy Bill to Repeal the ACACenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2017
Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill Would Cause Huge Premium Increases for People with Pre-Existing ConditionsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 18, 2017
The Trump Premium Tax Will Increase Premiums Up to $2,500 Next YearCenter for American ProgressAugust 16, 2017
The Senate’s Skinny ACA Repeal Shell GameCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2017
Skinny Repeal Bill Would Raise Average Premiums by $1,238 and Increase UninsuredCenter for American ProgressJuly 25, 2017
Estimated Premium Increases from Repeal and DelayCenter for American ProgressJuly 18, 2017
Senate Repeal Bill Will Increase Average Costs for Exchange Enrollees by $2,294Center for American ProgressJune 27, 2017
Coverage Losses by State for the Senate Health Care Repeal BillCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2017
Coverage Losses Under the Senate Health Care Bill Could Result in 18,100 to 27,700 Additional Deaths in 2026Center for American ProgressJune 22, 2017
Senate’s Opioid Fund Cannot Substitute for Health CoverageCenter for American ProgressJune 20, 2017
Senate Health Care Bill Could Drive Up Coverage Costs for Maternity Care and Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder TreatmentCenter for American ProgressJune 20, 2017
State-by-State Estimates of the AHCA’s 2018 Rate Hikes and Age TaxCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2017
The Emerging Senate Repeal Bill Eviscerates Protections for Millions in Employer Plans NationwideCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2017
Senate Repeal Bill Would Still Eviscerate Coverage and Protections for People with Pre-Existing ConditionsCenter for American ProgressJune 9, 2017
The State Effects of the Medicaid Cuts Being Discussed in the SenateCenter for American ProgressMay 26, 2017
CBO-Derived Coverage Losses by State and Congressional DistrictCenter for American ProgressMay 25, 2017
The Upton Amendment to the ACA Repeal Bill Will Have Almost No EffectCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2017
House Health Care Plan Is Not Enough to Keep High-Risk Pools AfloatCenter for American ProgressMay 2, 2017
The Trump Uncertainty Rate HikeCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2017
Premium Increases for Pre-Existing Conditions Under Latest ACA Repeal Plan, by StateCenter for American ProgressApril 21, 2017
Latest ACA Repeal Plan Would Explode Premiums for People with Pre-Existing ConditionsCenter for American ProgressApril 20, 2017
Number of Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions by Congressional DistrictCenter for American ProgressApril 5, 2017
President Trump says he wants a bipartisan deal on health care. Here’s one.The Washington PostApril 3, 2017
Older Americans Would Pay $8,510 More for Care Despite Promised Reserve FundCenter for American ProgressMarch 22, 2017
Coverage Losses Under the ACA Repeal Bill for Congressional Districts in All StatesCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2017
Coverage Losses by Congressional District Under the House ACA Repeal BillCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
The Impact of the House ACA Repeal Bill on Enrollees’ CostsCenter for American ProgressMarch 16, 2017
Analysis: GOP plan to cost Obamacare enrollees $1,542 more a yearVoxMarch 7, 2017
Republicans are tweaking their ACA replacement proposals. The new plans will still hurt enrollees.VoxMarch 3, 2017