Monday, March 4, 2024

CHIR Welcomes Two New College Participants, Stacey Pogue and Kennah Watts

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We’re overjoyed to welcome two new school participants: Stacey Pogue and Kennah Watts.

Stacey Pogue, Senior Analysis Fellow

Stacey Pogue is a Senior Analysis Fellow at CHIR. Her present analysis is all in favour of behavioral well being care get admission to, implementation of the Inexpensive Care Act, and well being care value containment insurance policies.

Previous to becoming a member of the Georgetown school, Stacey labored at Each and every Texan, the place she equipped coverage experience and path for the group’s advocacy and analysis on well being care get admission to. Her paintings all in favour of well being protection affordability, adequacy, fairness, and enrollment, with a focal point on lower-income, uninsured, and marginalized communities. She testified ahead of the Texas Legislature incessantly, and her research was once ceaselessly featured by way of state and nationwide media shops. In 2010 and 2011, she served as an appointed shopper consultant to the Nationwide Affiliation of Insurance coverage Commissioners. Her earlier roles come with operating on well being protection projects at each the Texas Well being and Human Products and services Fee and the Texas Division of Insurance coverage.

Stacey holds levels from the LBJ College of Public Affairs on the College of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M College.

Kennah Watts, Analysis Fellow

Kennah Watts is our latest Analysis Fellow. At CHIR, her analysis makes a speciality of get admission to to behavioral well being services and products, medical health insurance affordability, and state law of prior authorization.

Sooner than becoming a member of CHIR, Kennah labored as an Affiliate at Avalere, the place she performed combine strategies analysis, monitored state Medicaid waivers, and analyzed federal regulatory adjustments to advise shoppers. Kennah has additionally performed analysis for the Middle for Gun Violence Answers and the Maryland Basic Meeting. She gained a B.A. with a focus in World Research from Soka College of The usa and a Masters of Science in Public Well being Coverage from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg College of Public Well being.

CHIR is overjoyed to have Stacey and Kennah on our group!

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