Katie Horton is a research professor with the Department of Health Policy and Management. Prior to joining the department, Ms. Horton was president of Health Policy R&D, a health policy firm in Washington, D.C. affiliated with the law firm of Powell Goldstein LLP.
Before establishing Health Policy R&D, Ms. Horton served as senior professional health staff specializing in Medicare financing issues for the United States Senate Committee on Finance. She was an advisor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) and other democratic senators and their staffs on federal health insurance issues and drafted a variety of legislative proposals involving improvements to Medicare and patient protections in the private health insurance market.
Ms. Horton has broad experience working with Congressional advisory organizations such as the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office and has also worked extensively with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Prior to her work with the Senate Committee on Finance, Ms. Horton served as the Legislative Director for Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) where she was responsible for the Member's legislative agenda regarding Medicare, Medicaid, welfare and social security issues. Ms. Horton also served as Director of Clinical Services for Operation Smile, a humanitarian organization providing health services to indigent children in developing countries.