Smart Policy Works
Chicago, Illinois – United States
Barbara’s interest in disability and access to health care issues began at an early age. As the child of a parent with complex health needs, she is keenly aware of the link between economic and health care security and the importance of including people in the development of effective public policy. She has extensive expertise in Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security related public benefits programs and is frequently called upon to provide analysis and insights on health and disability, and employment matters with Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Social Security Administration, and media outlets among others. She has been a technical author on important reports to Congress, including Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. She started her career at Ernst & Young; has served as a consultant to both Cornell University and Virginia Commonwealth University on disability employment; was a Principle for the National Consortium for Health Systems Development. Barbara is a regular commentator for Crain’s Chicago Business, and the author of several articles related to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 for the working poor and people with disabilities. She holds certificates from both the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School and is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Thursday, November 7
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM