Specialist in Health Care Financing
Domestic Social Policy Division
Congressional Research Service
101 Independence Avenue, SE, LM-323
Washington, DC 20540
Bernadette Fernandez, MPA, is a specialist in health care financing at the Congressional Research Service. Her work focuses on private health insurance issues, including health insurance premiums, insurance market trends, and federal and state health reforms, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). She earned a master's degree in public administration from Columbia University. She was formerly a health policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and a Presidential Management Intern for HHS and the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives.