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Tara Straw

Senior Policy Analyst


Tara Straw is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Health Policy Department of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In this role, she works on issues related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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 that worked on passage and implementation of the health care law. 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 her Master’s in public policy from American University, where she also received her undergraduate degree. She is currently pursuing a law degree at Georgetown University Law Center.

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