Elizabeth Carpenter focuses on public policy and federal government affairs at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA). In particular, she concentrates on policy and funding issues related to the Affordable Care Act, payment reform, insurance market reforms and public health and nutrition initiatives.
Before joining MLA, Elizabeth was Associate Policy Director for the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation, where she focused on Congressional and media relations as well as policy analysis. In this role, Ms. Carpenter worked extensively on issues related to federal health care reform, providing policy and communications counsel to members of Congress and serving as a resource for the national media.
During the health care reform debate, Ms. Carpenter was a frequent commentator on various television and radio outlets, including Fox News, CNBC, National Public Radio, and ABC News Radio. In addition, her policy work has appeared in publications such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Providence Journal.
Previously, Elizabeth was a member of the legislative and campaign staffs of former U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee (R-RI), who was recently elected governor of Rhode Island.
- B.A., Brown University
* Non-attorney professional
- Medicaid and CHIP will overshadow Medicare, Managed Healthcare Executive, December 1, 2011, co-author Cindy Gillespie
- “Affordability” Is Heart of Health Law Reform Debate, BNA Health Insurance Report, November 30, 2011, co-authors Cindy Gillespie and Frank Micciche
- CO-OP plans need capital, intellectual investment, Managed Healthcare Executive, October 2011, co-author with Cindy Gillespie