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Deborah Bachrach uses her significant experience with both public- and private-sector health policy and financing to help states, providers, insurers and foundations analyze and implement the Affordable Care Act. She also counsels clients on Medicaid coverage, payment policies, delivery systems and other healthcare reforms.

Before rejoining Manatt, Deborah served as Medicaid director and deputy commissioner of health for the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Health Insurance Programs, where she managed coverage, care and payment policies for more than four million children and adults enrolled in the state's Medicaid and Child Health Insurance programs. She led reforms to streamline Medicaid’s eligibility and enrollment process, and improve its purchasing strategies.

Deborah has advised the Center for Health Care Strategies, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Professional Memberships

Admitted to practice in the state of New York


Co-author, “Extending VBP Models Into Medicaid Drug Purchasing: Challenges And Opportunities,” Health Affairs, May 2019.

Co-author, “Enhancing Access to Family Planning Services in Medicaid: A Toolkit for States,” Arnold Ventures, May 22, 2019.

Author, “Work Requirements Litigation,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program, April 5, 2019.