Hannah Eichner is the Policy Fellow in the National Health Law Program’s D.C. office, where she researches health care issues, monitors federal and state regulations, and assists in developing and implementing legal, policy, and advocacy strategies.
Hannah comes to the National Health Law Program from the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), where she conducted research and provided technical assistance to states around improving systems of care for children with special health care needs. Prior to her work at NASHP, she was an intern at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. There, she supported the organization’s work to advance state Medicaid policies that meet the needs of people with low incomes, and assisted with trainings and resources about health insurance enrollment.
Hannah graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, where she majored in public policy with a health policy concentration and minored in biology. For her senior capstone project, she conducted research for the Orange County Health Department on state options to increase availability of oral contraceptives. She was a summer intern for the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, where she analyzed proposed Medicaid regulations and Medicaid waivers and responded to public comments on the agency’s drug price rulemaking. She also volunteered throughout college at the Community Empowerment Fund, an organization that works alongside clients transitioning out of homelessness, and launched a health insurance enrollment clinic to enroll eligible clients in coverage. She is a Certified Application Counselor, and volunteers each year during open enrollment to enroll community members in Marketplace health insurance.
A D.C. transplant, Hannah grew up down the road from the National Health Law Program’s Carrboro, N.C. office.