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Federal and State Healthcare Policy | Avalere Health
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Federal & State Policy

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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

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.

Caroline F. Pearson

Senior Vice President

Caroline F.
Pearson

Caroline Pearson, Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy, oversees the firm’s content generation across consulting services, research products, and public visibility. 

She previously led Avalere’s Health Reform & Policy Practice. In Caroline’s twelve years at the firm, she has focused on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), prescription drug pricing, and public and private insurance benefit design. She is regularly quoted in national and trade press and is a frequent presenter to audiences seeking to understand the health policy landscape. In 2009, Caroline contributed to a report, led by Senators Tom Daschle and Bob Dole at the Bipartisan Policy Center, which advanced a comprehensive, bipartisan health reform proposal.  

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government.

Megan Olsen

Senior Associate

Megan
Olsen

Megan Olsen, Senior Associate, supports clients in anticipating and navigating federal and state health policies, including the Affordable Care Act. She applies her background in the pharmaceutical industry to advise clients on shaping their business and advocacy strategies in response to legislative and regulatory developments. Megan has specific expertise in Medicaid and health insurance exchanges, and she assists in the firm’s analysis of Medicaid managed care trends. 

Prior to joining Avalere, Megan was a Public Policy Fellow with Novo Nordisk, where she assessed the impact of public policy to shape and support the company’s advocacy priorities. Megan previously interned at Avalere Health in the Health Reform practice, as well as with the New York State Department of Labor in the Research and Statistics Division.

Megan has an MPH in Health Policy from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and BA in Economics and Psychology from Saint Michael’s College. 

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