Published in the Washington Post
I began working on health policy as legislative staff in the Maryland House of Delegates in 2008. Since that time I earned a MSPH in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and have spent nearly a decade working to implement the Affordable Care Act so as to improve perhaps one of the most vexing and convoluted policy quagmires facing our nation today.
We need health policy experts in the Maryland House of Delegates. I'm running to serve as a public health champion in our state legislature. To that end I have analyzed recent legislation that was passed through the Maryland General Assembly that left open a wide loophole that severely hampers the statute from meeting legislative intent. That's why I wrote an op-ed on the topic, co-authored by MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Dr. Ellen Silbergeld, and why The Washington Post chose to publish it.