Ms. Mason has worked for over a decade on issues related to women's health across the lifespan, and currently leads the National Women's Law Center legal, research, policy, and public education efforts on health equity. Throughout her career, she's partnered with state and federal lawmakers, regulators, and officials; community members; health care providers; consumer advocates; researchers; and other health experts to effect change.
Ms. Mason is an expert in coverage and access to health care, having worked in depth on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in New Mexico, and issues related to culturally responsive outreach and care for Black, Latinx, Native and Asian-American communities across the country. Ms. Mason has experience examining and evaluating services important to women with multiple marginalized identities and identifying violations and other barriers to coverage. She has worked with state and federal advocates and regulators and also provided direct representation to address problems and ensure equitable access to care. Ms. Mason has spoken to thousands of people at conferences and meetings about the intersection of equity, health and justice.
As part of her work at the National Women's Law Center, Ms. Mason identifies and prioritizes the needs and voices of underserved populations, in particular women who are low-income, women of color, and those facing multiple, intersecting forms of discrimination.
Ms. Mason currently serves on the Women's Committee for the Institute for Medicaid Innovation and is a Sargent Shriver National Center of Poverty Law Racial Justice Fellow.