by Jasmine Batchelor
December 15, 2017
Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)
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. She 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, PBMs, pharmacists, and businesses – promoting bipartisan, market-based solutions to lower drug prices in America. Previously, Lauren spent close to 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, she served as a Professional Staff Member for the House Ways and Means Committee, working on Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D payment policies. She 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, she 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.