Edwin Park is a Research Professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. His work primarily focuses on Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act and he is considered one of the nation’s leading health policy experts on issues related to Medicaid and CHIP financing and the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions, among others. He also analyzes tax policies related to health care, private health insurance markets and policies related to prescription drugs.
He has testified before Congress and the California state legislature, been interviewed by media outlets such as National Public Radio and CNBC, and has been cited in numerous print publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune and in digital media such as Politico, Vox and HuffPost.
Previously, he worked for 17 years at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan, non-profit research and policy organization based in Washington D.C. that focuses on fiscal policy and policies affecting low- and moderate-income individuals and families at both the federal and state levels. Most recently, he was Vice President for Health Policy, co-directing the Center’s 15-person health policy team.
He also served as the health policy advisor for the National Economic Council at the White House during the Clinton Administration and as a Medicaid professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, as part of the minority staff of then-Ranking Member Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He also was an attorney in private practice, as part of the Health Practice Group at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells). He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
He has a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He also has an A.B. in Public and International Affairs, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University.