Michelle is the current Friend in Washington. She is a retired internist and was a high-level administrator at Kaiser-Permanente in California.

Michelle has a deep understanding of health care financing and has an interest in immigrant health care as well as the high cost of prescription drugs.

Articles by Michelle Caughey

Background FCNL Supports Comprehensive Drug Pricing Reform 

The cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. has caused incredible harm for far too long. But bipartisan momentum for a drug pricing reform bill is growing. The president called for such a bill in the 2020 State of the Union address, and there is bipartisan legislation in the House and the Senate.

Background Continuing the Push for a Just Health Care System in 2020 

At the height of the congressional attempt to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2017, FCNL joined with many advocacy groups to protect access to health care.

Update New Medicaid Proposal Poses Serious Consequences 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposal that would allow states to convert a portion of their Medicaid funding into block grants.

Background Explainer: What Is "Medicare for All," and How Is It Different Than Other Proposals? 

Throughout election season—and in the health policy world in general—there are many differences of opinion about the way forward for quality and affordable health coverage for all people. From “Medicare for all” to universal health care to expanding upon the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the various options can be somewhat confusing.

Background FCNL Supports Surprise Billing Legislation at the Federal Level 

Surprise medical billing has gotten out of hand. FCNL is strongly in favor of legislation that would protect patients from unaffordable and unanticipated medical bills.