Claire McAndrew is the Director of Campaign Strategy at Families USA. Ms. McAndrew oversees advocacy work focused on the organization’s mission to ensure high quality, affordable health coverage and care for all. Her portfolio includes federal and state advocacy to protect the gains in coverage and care achieved by the Affordable Care Act. She also oversees Families USA’s state and federal advocacy to improve provider access through consumer protections for network adequacy, provider directories, and balance billing.
Ms. McAndrew provides extensive strategic campaign assistance to state and national organizations, and she frequently speaks on health care advocacy issues around the country. In addition, she is a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and Vice-Chair of the Standing Advisory Board to the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange.
Previously Ms. McAndrew served as Private Insurance Program Director at Families USA, managing the organization’s policy work on private insurance issues including those related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces. Ms. McAndrew has also authored numerous publications on issues including health insurance marketplaces, private insurance regulation, network adequacy, wellness incentive plans, COBRA continuation coverage, and limited-benefit health plans.
Prior to joining Families USA in 2007, Ms. McAndrew held positions in mental health and children’s health advocacy organizations. Ms. McAndrew holds an M.P.H. in Health Policy from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
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