Andrea Callow

Associate Director of Medicaid Initiatives

Andrea Callow is Associate Director of Medicaid Initiatives with the Medicaid team at Families USA.  She focuses on federal and state Medicaid issues and collaborates with state advocates to ensure all states expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. She also advocates for a strong Medicaid program at the state and federal level, including Medicaid for people with disabilities, children, and other vulnerable populations.

Prior to joining Families USA, Ms. Callow was a policy attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy where she specialized in Affordable Care Act implementation and improving and expanding Medicare low-income programs, including for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. 

Ms. Callow has worked as health policy fellow at Families USA and a client services associate at the Medicare Rights Center. While in law school she clerked for the Department of Justice as well as the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago and Health and Disability Advocates where she provided legal representation to low-income, HIV positive Chicagoans, and homeless individuals with severe mental illness. She has served as an expert resource to trade, local and national press, congressional staff, and state advocates.

She received her J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago with certificates in Health Law and Public Interest and her B.A. in English and Religion from the University of Toronto.

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