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.
Zeke Emanuel and Topher Spiro explain that in the face of poor federal leadership, state and local action is necessary to manage the coronavirus pandemic.
Zeke Emanuel outlines 10 steps that the government should take in crafting an effective response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Author Topher Spiro explains why President Donald Trump's critique of "Medicare for All" is flawed.
Author Topher Spiro discusses the need for "Medicare for anyone"—a path of greater expansion and security for the health care system—rather than retrenchment.
Authors Neera Tanden and Topher Spiro detail proposed legislation that would improve the Affordable Care Act and help make affordable health insurance a reality for every American.
Authors Maura Calsyn and Stacy Sanders emphasize the importance of Medicare Savings Programs in providing insurance to low-income Americans and outline the effects the AHCA would have on these savings.
Author Topher Spiro outlines ways in which the Senate GOP health care bill would cause low-income folks, the elderly, and those with pre-existing conditions to lose coverage.
Topher Spiro and Emily Gee explain how a bipartisan health care deal is possible by extracting two aspects of Republican health care proposal.
Jamila Taylor and Maura Calsyn argue that the American Health Care Act would be a disaster for women.
David Cutler, John Bertko, Topher Spiro, and Emily Gee explain how the GOP health care place increased overall costs and the risks of a financially devastating event.