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2018 Midterm Election Recap

By: Sarah Christopherson

Health care voters were the deciding factor in the elections, but our work is far from over.

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women’s rights? Read on to find out.

Stacks of additional paperwork will cause thousands of working people to lose coverage — by design.

Congress just voted themselves a windfall at our expense.

We Must STOP the GOP Tax Scam!

By: Sarah Christopherson

Congressional Republicans’ effort to pass their tax bill is under way. Now we must fight even harder to kill the bill!

New rules give millions of employers the right to deny their employees birth control coverage for any reason—or no reason at all.

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women’s rights? Read on to find out.

Medication abortion is safe and effective, but medically unnecessary rules block access — by design.

Senate Republicans are making one last push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and gut Medicaid and their latest Trumpcare bill known as Graham-Cassidy is the most radical one yet!

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Contact: Sarah Christopherson, schristopherson@nwhn.org or (202) 796-3065

About the Author

Sarah Christopherson

Sarah Christopherson was the NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director from 2016 to 2021, responsible for directing the organization’s legislative, regulatory, and judicial advocacy efforts and managing the policy team. She served as the NWHN’s primary issue area expert on federal health reform implementation and defense, drug and device safety and efficacy, and sexual and reproductive health. She also directed federal policy initiatives for Raising Women’s Voices (RWV). She was quoted on behalf of the NWHN in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, Reuters, Cosmopolitan, Rewire, Prevention, Yahoo News, Vice, ABC News San Francisco, and other print, TV, and radio outlets.

Prior to joining the NWHN, Sarah worked for Congress from 2005 to 2015, including serving as the Washington Director/Legislative Director to Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA), where she directed the Member’s legislative agenda and supervised her DC-based staff of eight. Over the course of her career, Sarah staffed every issue area that comes before the federal government, with in-depth knowledge of health policy, tax policy, financial services and banking, consumer protection, and the federal budget. Her experience includes work on the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, reproductive health, and the impact of banking and tax policy on income inequality, among other areas. Her legislative accomplishments include provisions enacted into law in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Small Business Innovation Research reauthorization, and multiple National Defense Authorizations. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts degree in foreign policy from George Washington University.