In 1975, the National Health Law Program opened a second office in Washington, D.C. The purpose was, and remains, to advance health policy work at the national level. Since 1975, the National Health Law Program has partnered with an array of national organizations to enforce health policy, enact new legislation and promulgate regulations to further the pursuit of health equity.
“There were only two of us in the DC office. We were the eyes and ears in Washington for the rest of the staff in LA. Additionally we would travel and do trainings across the country. I focused especially on what was going on in Congress. It was Andy Schneider and I, then David Chavkin came from LA, and Andy went to work for Henry Waxman (No relation to Judy Waxman).” –Judy Waxman, Early Staff Attorney for the National Health Law Program, 2018