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Teresa A. Coughlin
Senior Fellow
Health Policy Center

Teresa Coughlin is a senior fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute and a recognized expert on the Medicaid program and the health care safety net. In her current work, Coughlin is examining the costs and sources of funding for uncompensated health care for the uninsured, studying the implementation and impact of the Affordable Care Act, and leading Urban’s team on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services–sponsored national evaluation of the State Innovation Models Initiative.

During her nearly 30-year career in health policy, Coughlin has published on a wide range of topics, including Medicaid, managed care, dual eligibles, state health policy, the health care safety net, Medicaid hospital finance arrangements, and geographic variation in Medicaid spending.

Research Areas
Health and health care
Aging and retirement