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James McSpadden

Senior Policy Advisor


Areas of Expertise

Prescription drug coverage, access, and utilization; prescription drug pricing; and private health insurance


James McSpadden is a senior policy advisor with AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI). His work focuses on prescription drug coverage, access, and utilization issues as well as prescription drug pricing and private health insurance.

Prior to joining PPI in 2020, James spent six years with AARP’s Government Affairs team and supported AARP state offices as they advocated for health policy changes on a wide variety of health issues, including prescription drug reform. Previously, James directed the advocacy for AARP’s District of Columbia state office and served as the Director of a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that provided housing and supports to low-income, at-risk older adults.




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