Elizabeth Carpenter leads the Policy Practice at Avalere.
She specializes in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), trends in commercial insurance, drug pricing policy, and the impact of politics on the policy landscape. She is regularly quoted in national and trade press and is a frequent presenter to audiences seeking to understand healthcare policy.
Prior to joining Avalere, Elizabeth was a senior advisor in the Health Policy practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where she provided government affairs and public policy support to payers, providers, private exchanges, and states on a wide-range of health policy and political issues. Previously, she served as the associate policy director for the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation where she led Congressional and media relations during the debate over the ACA and provided educational and technical support to stakeholders, members of Congress, and the media. Elizabeth started her career on Capitol Hill for the legislative and campaign staffs of Senator Lincoln Chafee (RI) and served as the office’s parliamentarian.
Elizabeth has a BA in political science from Brown University.