Director, Health Care Program

Phone: (510) 642-1851

Program Area

Health Care

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About Laurel

Laurel Lucia is director of the Health Care Program at the Labor Center, where she has worked since 2009 analyzing health care policy. Recent papers have examined the impact of rising health care costs for workers in California, shifts in health coverage during COVID-19, health coverage and economic impacts of Affordable Care Act repeal on California, California’s Medicaid expansion, health insurance for California immigrants, and the remaining uninsured in California. She also analyzes the economic impact of public policy changes. Her work has been covered in the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, and National Public Radio. Previously, Laurel worked on issues affecting health care workers as a researcher/policy analyst for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She has served as an elected officer for two unions. Laurel has a Master of Public Policy degree from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University.