Laura Dague is an associate professor at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service and a Faculty Research Fellow in the NBER’s Health Economics program. She is also affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the Texas A&M Department of Economics and the Texas A&M School of Public Health. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin. Dague’s research focuses on the economics of public health insurance. She was the winner of the 2015 National Institute for Health Care Management’s research award for her work on Medicaid premiums. She has worked on various evaluations of Medicaid waivers for the State of Wisconsin. Her recent publications focus on changes in the Medicaid program and their relation to federal health care reform.