Senior Medicare and Medicaid Strategist
Public Health Policy
Juliette Forstenzer Espinosa, M.S., J.D., L.L.M., is responsible for strategic planning and new work development for Medicaid, CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), insurance marketplaces, and national health reform provisions. Ms. Espinosa provides policy analysis for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act.
Ms. Espinosa’s primary areas of expertise include private health insurance, adolescent and young adult cancer treatment and advocacy, as well as Medicaid and Medicare, with a focus on patient empowerment in managed care settings. She specializes in regulatory implementation of healthcare legislation, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), among others. In addition to her role at MITRE, she is a Senior Lecturer of Health Policy at The George Washington University Milken Institute School for Public Health, where she serves as online course director for Public Health Law and also teaches Law, Medicine, and Ethics and Prescription Drug Policy.
Ms. Espinosa is a health lawyer, patient advocate, teacher, and cancer survivor, and has led dozens of classes and workshops on topics related to Medicare, Medicaid, employer-based insurance coverage, private insurance market reforms, patient appeal rights, and mental health parity. She has a Master’s of Arts in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory from the New School for Social Research, a Juris Doctor from the City University of New York, and a Master’s of Law (LLM) from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Espinosa is a member of the New York State Bar.