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Lisa Codispoti, Senior Counsel

Lisa Codispoti is Senior Counsel with the Health and Reproductive Rights Team, where she advocates on behalf of low-income women and families in the fight to achieve comprehensive, affordable health care. Before joining the Center, she worked with the Service Employees International Union for nearly 10 years; she also worked in private practice in Albany, N.Y., and for the New York State Assembly. She earned her law degree from Albany Law School, a Master of Public Administration from SUNY Albany and a bachelor's degree from SUNY Cortland.

My Take

The Health Care Law: Provides New Peace of Mind for Millions of People with Chronic Health Conditions - Like Me

Posted by Lisa Codispoti, Senior Counsel | Posted on: March 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

For many health care advocates, the fight for the health care law is more than just a job – it’s personal. I was just a sophomore in college when I was diagnosed with a chronic condition that would require lifelong medical treatment.


The "Replace" Part of "Repeal and Replace" Leaves Women Behind

Posted by Lisa Codispoti, Senior Counsel | Posted on: January 19, 2011 at 08:47 pm

Yesterday, as expected, HR2 was passed by the House, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act—and all the good that comes with it.  But the debate, and our fight, is far from over.  Today, the House takes up a companion vote which has received a lot less attention—and certainly is no les


Yesterday's Virginia Court Decision About the New Health Care Law: What Women Need to Know

Posted by Lisa Codispoti, Senior Counsel | Posted on: December 14, 2010 at 04:40 pm

By now you’ve probably heard about yesterday’s ruling from a federal court in Virginia concerning a challenge to one piece of the new health care law.


Lawsuits Challenging Health Care Law Have Potential to Hurt Real People

Posted by Lisa Codispoti, Senior Counsel | Posted on: October 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Yesterday, a federal judge in Florida issued a procedural decision in a case challenging the Affordable Care Act, which rejected four claims, but allowed two claims to proceed.


Tuesday's Referendum in Missouri Certainly Wasn't about Health Reform

Posted by Lisa Codispoti, Senior Counsel | Posted on: August 05, 2010 at 03:06 pm

If you read some of the press accounts of Tuesday's primary election in Missouri, you might think actually that voters approved a referendum on the ballot to reject health reform, for example, the New York Times headline "Missouri Voters Reject Health Law". But that would be wrong. Missouri primary voters did approve a ballot measure concerning one singular aspect from the health reform law. Let's clarify a few things.