CHIR Welcomes Two New School Members, Stacey Pogue and Kennah Watts

We’re delighted to welcome two new school members: Stacey Pogue and Kennah Watts.

Stacey Pogue, Senior Analysis Fellow

Stacey Pogue is a Senior Analysis Fellow at CHIR. Her present analysis is concentrated on behavioral well being care entry, implementation of the Reasonably priced Care Act, and well being care price containment insurance policies.

Previous to becoming a member of the Georgetown school, Stacey labored at Each Texan, the place she supplied coverage experience and path for the group’s advocacy and analysis on well being care entry. Her work targeted on well being protection affordability, adequacy, fairness, and enrollment, with a give attention to lower-income, uninsured, and marginalized communities. She testified earlier than the Texas Legislature often, and her evaluation was typically featured by 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 embrace engaged on well being protection initiatives at each the Texas Well being and Human Providers Fee and the Texas Division of Insurance coverage.

Stacey holds levels from the LBJ Faculty 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 focuses on entry to behavioral well being providers, medical insurance affordability, and state regulation of prior authorization.

Earlier 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 purchasers. Kennah has additionally performed analysis for the Middle for Gun Violence Options and the Maryland Normal Meeting. She obtained a B.A. with a focus in Worldwide Research from Soka College of America and a Masters of Science in Public Well being Coverage from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Faculty of Public Well being.

CHIR is thrilled to have Stacey and Kennah on our staff!

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