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Faculty & Staff Honors

GW Faculty Appointed as Chair of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

Dr. Sara Rosenbaum, the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University, was recently appointed as the chair of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

MACPAC is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the states on a wide array of issues affecting Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The U.S. Comptroller General appoints MACPAC’s 17 commissioners, who come from diverse regions across the United States and bring broad expertise and a wide range of perspectives on Medicaid and CHIP.

Dr. Rosenbaum has served as a MACPAC commissioner since the agency’s establishment and was recently appointed by the U.S. Comptroller General of the United States and the head of the General Accounting Office. She is considered one of the nation’s leading experts in Medicaid, which has been a focus of her work throughout her 40-year career. Dr. Rosenbaum has emphasized public engagement as a core element of her professional life and has provided broadly bipartisan service to every Presidential Administration and to Congress since 1978.

In addition to serving on the faculty at Milken Institute SPH’s department of health policy and Management, Dr. Rosenbaum also holds a professorship in the GW Law School and is a member of the faculty at the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences.