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


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

Stacey Pogue, Senior Analysis Fellow

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

Previous to becoming a member of the Georgetown college, Stacey labored at Each Texan, the place she offered coverage experience and route 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 incessantly, and her evaluation was usually featured by state and nationwide media shops. In 2010 and 2011, she served as an appointed client consultant to the Nationwide Affiliation of Insurance coverage Commissioners. Her earlier roles embody 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 companies, 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 shoppers. Kennah has additionally performed analysis for the Heart for Gun Violence Options and the Maryland Common 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 group!

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