Issue 2 “Vote No” Representative: Barbara Edwards

Barbara Edwards is a nationally-recognized Medicaid expert.

As a director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during the Obama Administration, 2010-2015, she was responsible for a wide array of programs.  This included Medicaid pharmacy coverage and drug pricing/rebate programs nationally.

Barbara also served (1997-2005, under Governors Voinovich and Taft) as director of Ohio’s Medicaid program, the nation’s sixth largest. She led significant program reforms, including the state’s first Preferred Drug List for outpatient prescriptions.  She has also served as an official with national Medicaid groups, testifying before Congress, etc. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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