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 reduce health inequities and advance health in all communities that permeate the health care system at every level and foster disparate outcomes.
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.
Extending comprehensive coverage to the 2.2 million uninsured adults in the Medicaid coverage gap would lessen medical debt and lead to fewer evictions.
The Medicaid coverage gap, which leaves more than 2 million people uninsured, must be closed with a comprehensive, permanent solution.
Author Emily Gee argues that the Biden administration should expand its recent vaccine mandate—requiring vaccination for staff at all nursing homes receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds—to all entities receiving payment from the programs.
New data and analysis reveal important health disparities and barriers to care for transgender adults and what can be done to address these issues.
Reconciliation is a critical opportunity to extend coverage to more than 2.2 million people who lack an affordable option for health insurance.
With intention, humility, and supportive policies, nonprofit hospitals can be key players in improving community health.
Three case studies illustrate how humility, collaboration, and community-driven processes are essential to impactful work.
The federal government and policymakers must address health disparities and barriers to care for transgender communities by implementing holistic policy solutions.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, as this action would protect vulnerable patients, set a positive example for other employers, and contribute to the national effort to contain the virus.
Zeke Emanuel and Emily Gee explain why the private sector should begin mandating vaccines for its employees.