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.
The federal government and policymakers must address health disparities and barriers to care for transgender communities by implementing holistic policy solutions.
Key legislative proposals, including drug price negotiation and inflation caps, would save consumers and businesses millions of dollars.
The American Rescue Plan gives states additional flexibility to expand health coverage.
Bulk purchasing of prescription drugs would allow federal and state governments to better respond to epidemics—including opioid addiction and HIV/AIDS—and pandemics such as COVID-19.
Until the United States achieves a higher rate of immunity, the coronavirus remains a threat to public health and the nation’s economic recovery.
Heath reforms to expand coverage and lower costs can be designed to also address health inequities and disparities.
Federal and state policymakers must act to lower health insurance churn rates, improve continuity of care, and limit coverage gaps.
The United States’ maternal health crisis demands federal and state action to improve coverage, the delivery of care, and pregnancy outcomes. The cost of inaction will almost certainly be dire.
The American Rescue Plan expands health coverage and affordability for millions of people as the country climbs out of the coronavirus crisis.
The next president will have several tools at his disposal to reduce the prices of drugs without having to wait for congressional action.