Marie Fishpaw

Marie Fishpaw

Visiting Fellow, Domestic Policy

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Care Reform
  • Welfare
  • Public Health

Marie Fishpaw is a visiting fellow in Domestic Policy at The Heritage Foundation.

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Marie Fishpaw, an experienced leader with White House, Capitol Hill, and business experience, is a visiting fellow in Domestic Policy. Previously, she was the director of Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation and oversaw policy development on health care and welfare issues. She commissioned, authored, and edited hundreds of research papers and opinion pieces, including the book No Choice: No Exit: The Left's Plans for Your Health Care and a forthcoming book on Medicare reform.

In 2019Business Insider tapped Marie as a “health care power player” who "helped conservatives craft health care reforms with the objective of lowering health care costs and increasing choices." The following year, the outlet named her again to their list of "most powerful people” in health policy, citing her work to create consensus around a reform plan endorsed by dozens of conservative leaders that would lower health care costs, increase coverage options, and protect the most vulnerable. 

A popular speaker, she has done interviews with Fox News, Fox Business, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, C-SPAN Washington Journal, and other media outlets. Her work has been published in outlets including The Hill, The National Interest, Real Clear Health, Washington Times, and the American Bar Association's Administrative Law Review.

She has long advanced conservative strategies for a wide range of economic and domestic policy matters. She served as the deputy assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney in the White House and as a senior staff member in the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Most recently, Marie led multiple product teams at Bloomberg Government, where she built the product from its start-up phase to a scaled multi-million-dollar company.

Marie holds a bachelor’s degree in history and government from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.