by Jasmine Phiri
December 15, 2017
Executive Director, Campaign for Sustainable Drug Pricing (CSRxP), and Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
Lauren Aronson is a health policy expert with an insider’s understanding of how to navigate the political landscape to get things done in Washington. She joined Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas in 2015 after serving in senior positions in both the Executive branch and Congress. Her expertise in the intricacies of health policy, combined with her many years in the trenches of policymaking on Capitol Hill and in the Obama Administration, enables her to provide clients with broad perspective. Aronson is uniquely equipped to help health clients achieve policy and political objectives.
Aronson also serves as the Executive Director of the Campaign for Sustainable Drug Pricing (CSRxP). CSRxP is a broad-based coalition of leaders—physicians, nurses, hospitals, consumers, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), pharmacists, and businesses—promoting bipartisan, market-based solutions to lower drug prices in America.
Prior to joining the firm, Aronson spent three years at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where she directed the Office of Legislation and led the Agency’s interactions with Capitol Hill. Before joining CMS, Aronson served as a Professional Staff Member for the House Ways and Means Committee, working on Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D payment policies.
Aronson served in the White House under President Obama as the Policy Director in the Office of Health Reform. She was a key member of the Administration’s team working to enact the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature health care law.
Earlier in her career, Aronson was Health Policy Advisor to then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), a member of the House Democratic Leadership and Ways and Means Committee. She also worked as a Policy Analyst with Christopher Jennings at Jennings Policy Strategies.