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Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is the managing editor of Health Care News and a research fellow at The Heartland Institute.

Lee 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 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Montana’s governor is attempting to continue the state’s Medicaid expansion program, even though voters in the 2018 election rejected a ballot initiative to continue it.
January 10, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Christopher Talgo
With Democrats having a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, it will be nearly impossible for federal lawmakers on either side of the aisle to replace the Affordable Care Act in the next two years.
January 10, 2019
By Sarah Lee
In 2019, Americans should expect the health care war to enter a new and more divisive chapter.
January 8, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The number of patient visits to U.S. emergency rooms increased by 31 percent from 2012 to 2016, a new study reports.

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