Tara Straw
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Senior Policy Analyst


Tara Straw is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Health Policy Department of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She works on a variety of health issues, including enrollment, premium assistance, and health insurance marketplace operations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and tax-related health care policies.

Before joining the Center, she was the Legislative and Policy Director for Health Care for America Now, where she led a broad coalition of advocates working to pass and implement health reform. She was also the federal affairs manager for a physician specialty organization, worked on federal and state Medicaid issues at the March of Dimes, and served as a policy analyst at the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Straw received a master’s degree in public policy from American University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she is pursuing an LL.M. in taxation.

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