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Florida PIRG Education Fund Staff
Laura Etherton is Florida PIRG Education Fund's Health Care Policy Analyst. In her role, she supports State PIRG directors and advocates across the country in their work to establish state-level pro-consumer policies to cut costs, improve care, and improve health. She also guides the organization’s work on health care and public health at the federal level. Following passage of the Affordable Care Act, Ms. Etherton co-authored the U.S. PIRG Education Fund report Delivering on the Promise: A State Guide to the Next Steps for Health Care Reform, which outlined how states could implement and build upon the Act.
Previously, Ms. Etherton served as OSPIRG's health care advocate. There, she developed and directed the organization’s Health Insurance Rate Watch Project to conduct in-depth analyses of health insurance companies’ filings to increase premium rates on individual and small business plans. Ms. Etherton is a graduate of Macalester College.