Vice President and Coordinator for Health Policy
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.
Congress has a narrow window to help preserve insurance coverage and improve both postpartum care and children’s health outcomes when the public health emergency ends.
As premiums rise faster than wages, workers face greater cost sharing, leaving some underinsured.
This documentary film sheds light on the impacts of hospital consolidation and the conduct of non-profit hospitals.
The lack of funding for COVID-19 response has left the country unprepared for a possible surge of the coronavirus this winter and beyond.
Already long underfunded, Puerto Rico will lose critical federal funding in December.
The Biden administration must institute stronger soot pollution standards to reverse inaction by Trump, strengthen public health, and protect environmental justice communities.
Health care cost commissions can help states address rising health care costs while also advancing other health policy priorities.
Policy options that reduce spending and support quality, while preserving coverage, affordability, and care access for seniors, can improve the value of Medicare.
Policymakers should ensure that all nonprofit hospitals fulfill their charitable mission and their obligation to address community needs.
Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will protect public health by improving adult access to vaccines and reducing harmful air pollution.
Discussing Air Force and Space Force personnel, the crisis in Ukraine, competition with China, human rights, and the role of the U.S. in the world
Marquisha Johns and Nicole Rapfogel explain why the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, was the result of long-standing disinvestment, environmental injustice, and health inequities—and they urge state lawmakers to direct funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act toward the communities that need them most.