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Federal & State Healthcare Policy

Predict Change

As the nation continues to struggle with improving outcomes, elevating quality, reducing costs, and driving value, federal and state policy activities remain core to making sound decisions for your business. Armed with policy experts and business strategists, Avalere guides organizations through the continued complexities of all aspects of healthcare public policy at both the federal and state levels. We help companies understand how changes to healthcare policy will affect coverage, access, payment, care delivery, and consumer choice. We partner with stakeholders from across the healthcare spectrum to help plan for insurance market reforms, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D changes.

What's Your Challenge?

  • ​Policy Impact and Analysis
  • ​Policy Tracking and Monitoring
  • ​Comment Letters
  • ​Beneficiary Enrollment Trends

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Elizabeth Carpenter

Senior Vice President


Elizabeth Carpenter, Senior Vice President, leads the Policy Practice at Avalere. Specifically, Elizabeth focuses on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, trends in commercial insurance, drug pricing policy, and the impact of politics on the policy landscape. 

Prior to joining Avalere, Elizabeth was a Senior Advisor in the Health Policy practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and the Associate Policy Director for the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation. Previously, she served on both the legislative and campaign staffs of Senator Lincoln Chafee (RI).

Elizabeth has a BA in Political Science from Brown University.

Lindy Hinman

Senior Vice President


Lindy Hinman, Senior Vice President, leads the Health Plans and Managed Care Practice.  In this role, she focuses on bringing the expertise of Avalere to commercial health plan operations, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care and health insurance exchange markets.  

Prior to joining Avalere, Lindy played a key leadership role as Chief Operating Officer for Connect for Health Colorado, establishing the non-profit organization as one of the most successful state-based health insurance marketplaces in the country. Prior to that, she was the Director, Office of Healthcare Reform at Horizon BlueCross of New Jersey leading the Health Care Reform Transformation team. Lindy has also served as Vice President of America’s Health Insurance Plans helping develop key policy positions for the industry leading up to the passage of health reform legislation and early in her career served in the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Lindy holds a BA in history/biology from Washington University in St. Louis and a MA of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.

Kelly Brantley

Vice President


Kelly Brantley, Vice President, provides strategic analysis and advice to help clients predict and navigate the changing healthcare landscape, particularly as it relates to health insurance exchanges and the Medicare program. Her areas of focus include benefit design, prescription drug formularies, essential health benefits, risk adjustment, actuarial value, and overall insurance market regulation.

Prior to joining Avalere, Kelly worked at the Health Assistance Partnership/Families USA where she analyzed Medicare Part D policy and as a consultant for the ECRI Institute.

Kelly has a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and both a MPH in Health Promotion and Graduate Certificate in Health Policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Clara Soh



Clara Soh, Director, provides analysis for clients on the impact of legislation and regulation on business impacts. She applies her background in economics, evidence-based medicine, and policy analysis to help quantify the costs and value of healthcare services to patients and society. Clara has expertise in advising payers, providers, and manufacturers understand and navigate the constantly shifting reimbursement environment. 

Prior to joining Avalere, Clara was a Senior Director, Policy and Research, for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, conducting research and analysis around the value of prescription medicines and patient access. Prior to that, as a Research Associate at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, she advised the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on preventive health topics.

Clara has an MPA in Health Policy and Management from New York University and a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.

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