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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.
We are dedicated to bolstering affordable, high-quality health coverage options. By building on the Affordable Care Act, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, and developing progressive solutions for a world in which everyone can access care.
We are working to advance health in all communities and reduce health inequities that foster disparate outcomes. This includes addressing the significant vulnerabilities in our public health system to ensure that it is more resilient and ready to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and future health threats.
We are finding ways to reduce costs while improving health care quality and addressing the social and economic factors that influence health. Via delivery system and payment reform, the government has ample opportunities to bolster efficiency and quality in health care.
Senior Vice President, Inclusive Growth
Director, Public Health
Director, Health Policy
Associate Director, Public Health
Senior Fellow, Health
Policy Analyst, Health
Sep 10, 2021
Emily Gee, Nicole Rapfogel
Sep 23, 2021
Aug 6, 2021
Jill Rosenthal, Emily Gee, Maura Calsyn
Jul 20, 2021
Nicole Rapfogel, Emily Gee, Maura Calsyn
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New analysis makes clear that the Inflation Reduction Act’s inflation rebates should extend to the commercial market.
Nov 1, 2023
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Oct 25, 2023
State policymakers are using innovation waivers through the Affordable Care Act to increase affordability and expand coverage access—and federal administrative action can support their efforts.
Oct 23, 2023
This report discusses how money flows through the pharmaceutical ecosystem and how policymakers should address high prices.
Oct 12, 2023
Sam Hughes, Nicole Rapfogel
The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to the agency’s proposed lower lead dust hazard standards and clearance levels for child-occupied homes and child care facilities.
Oct 4, 2023
Jill Rosenthal, Hailey Gibbs, Allie Schneider
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report outlining the need for a whole-of-government, society-wide approach to addressing the complex challenges posed by the opioid overdose epidemic.
Sep 21, 2023
Trinh Q. Truong, Debu Gandhi, Jill Rosenthal, 5 More
Marquisha Johns, Mariam Rashid, Dan Restrepo, Akua Amaning, Cleo Bluthenthal
The opioid epidemic is a complex public health crisis that can be ameliorated by addressing root causes of drug use; expanding access to treatment and harm reduction strategies; and reducing the supply of illicit opioids entering the United States.
Sep 20, 2023
In their op-ed published by The 74, Jill Rosenthal and Michelle Fiscus explain why routine immunizations are necessary to keep kids and communities safe and what role schools can play in immunization efforts.
Sep 9, 2023
Jill Rosenthal, Michelle Fiscus
Price negotiation will improve access and affordability for Medicare Part D drugs for seniors.
Aug 30, 2023
Marquisha Johns writes in The Hill why reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act is essential to avoid drug supply chain issues and shortages.
Aug 27, 2023
The Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare drug price negotiation provision will improve access to and affordability of medications that help women, Black, Hispanic or Latino, LGBTQI+, and disabled beneficiaries.
Jul 17, 2023
Gillian Tisdale, Nicole Rapfogel
Policymakers can address the decline in routine childhood vaccination rates in the United States by improving access and boosting confidence in childhood vaccines, and by making vaccination the easiest and most sensible choice.
Jul 6, 2023
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