Kathleen P. Rubinstein helps healthcare providers navigate the uncertainties of a shifting policy landscape. She has spent most of her career at the intersection of public policy and healthcare law, focusing on the regulation and financing of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and government-led initiatives on healthcare reform. Colleagues turn to Kathleen for insight on healthcare policy and related issues and seek her out for collaboration in the development of articles and presentations of topical interest for healthcare clients.
Kathleen also presents timely seminars for clients and speaks to law students and organizations on the role of government in healthcare. Since 2002, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston’s Master of Public Administration program, where she instructs graduate students on the application of policy analysis tools and approaches to contemporary problems in healthcare.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Kathleen was a policy analyst in the healthcare industry and government policy practices at a national law firm, where she was the founding editor and content curator for its Health Law Update newsletter and blog.
Instrumental in the development and operational management of a coalition of the nation’s largest freestanding children’s hospitals with a shared interest in advancing national solutions for reforming the Medicaid program
Actively engaged in strategic planning and policy development from conception to advocacy for the creation of a nationally designated network in Medicaid for children with medical complexity
Led a complex multi-stakeholder technical advisory and policy consensus building effort to promote information sharing, participatory decision-making, and coordinated responses to specific legislative interest by the US Congress and federal healthcare agencies
Collaborated with public relations professionals on proposals for message development, branding, and communication plans in support of policy change
Led the successful execution of a year-long effort to secure federal, state, and local regulatory approvals for the acquisition of a large group of long-term care facilities that involved interfacing with multiple regulators across the United States.
University of Houston, 1996, M.A., Public Administration, concentration in Health Policy Studies
Our Lady of the Lake University, 1992, B.A., with honors
Awards and Affiliations
Named, Modern Healthcare’s “Largest Healthcare Firm” (2016–2019)
Recipient, Recognition Award, University of Houston Masters of Public Administration Program
Sponsor, Student Best Paper Award, University of Houston MPA Alumni Association
Alumni Profile, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, American Hospital Association
Member, University of Houston Alumni Association
Member, University of Houston MPA Alumni Association