Friday, March 24, 2017

Laura Harker

Latest Work

Proposed Federal Health Bill Is Potential 10-year, $4 Billion Drain...

Georgia stands to lose $4 billion in federal Medicaid funding over ten years if the proposed American Health Care Act of...

Planned Medicaid Changes Put State Health System at Risk

Congressional proposals to remake the federal Medicaid funding system into one based on block grants or one that is capped per...
DCH Budget Overview FY2018

Overview: 2018 Budget for Department of Community Health

Governor Nathan Deal proposes a 2018 budget of $2.57 billion in state general funds for the Department of Community Health. This...

About Laura

Laura Harker joined GBPI in 2016 as a health policy analyst. She is responsible for researching and reporting on Georgia’s health policies and related spending.

Prior to GBPI, Laura conducted public health research, policy analysis, and advocacy on food insecurity and poverty issues as a fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center in Washington, D.C. She produced policy briefs and reports to provide evidence-based recommendations for state and national lawmakers. She worked with the Office of the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a graduate student to conduct policy assessments and impact analysis in support of the National Prevention Strategy.

Laura holds a master’s degree in public health policy from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Media Mentions

GOP scrambles to save health bill

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution