Feder is a political scientist, health policy researcher and consumer advocate – with a long history exploring issues in Medicare, Medicaid, and initiatives to expand health insurance coverage and public insurance for long-term care. Most of her career has been at Georgetown University, where she was dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and where she now teaches classes on policy and politics as well as classes on health and entitlements policy. Feder has also served as a staff director of a congressional commission on health and long-term care, as deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration, and as the Democratic nominee for Congress from Virginia’s 10th District in 2006 and 2008. She has served as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (and serves on the board of the CAP ActionFund) and is now an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute. Feder works regularly with executive officials, congressional staff, advocacy groups, and the press to explore and explain health insurance and cost containment issues – especially in relation to the Affordable Care Act.