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Sarah Lee is a policy advisor for health care and a host of Heartland's Health Care News podcast.

Lee is a former managing editor of Health Care News, a publication of The Heartland Institute. She has spent 20 years in communications, in areas as diverse as reporting and editing for a daily newspaper, to core information technology at a state flagship research university, to boutique and crisis media and public relations, to leading a communications shop for an organization in Washington, DC. She has covered everything from healthcare to foreign policy to campaign finance, and all things in between.

She is a freelance writer for and her byline has appeared in outlets such as The Daily Caller, The Washington Examiner and The Washington Times. She has also ghostwritten or edited client pieces for outlets such as The Hill and The Wall Street Journal.

Lee has an undergraduate degree in English literature and a master's degree in public administration from The University of Georgia.

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 8, 2020
By Sarah Lee
One side offers real progress on health care, while the other peddles impossible dreams.
September 6, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Voters routinely cite rising health care costs near the top of their list of concerns.
July 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
As the 2020 election creeps closer, candidates are focusing increasingly more on solving one of the most vexing problems Americans regularly encounter: the incredibly high cost of prescription drugs.
January 28, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute, which publishes Health Care News, has released a Policy Brief for state legislators on the myriad benefits of dental therapy.

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