Anna Schwamlein Howard

Anna Schwamlein Howard is the Medicare Reimbursement & Health Policy Director on the Drinker Biddle and Reath Lobbying & Advocacy team.

A nationally recognized authority on health care reform issues, Anna has considerable experience in government relations and regulatory affairs. Specifically, she has extensive knowledge with the Medicare Modernization Act, medical privacy and prescription drug issues, Medicare physician payment legislation, the Affordable Care Act, and other federal health issues impacting the lives of older Americans.

Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Anna was a Senior Legislative Representative for AARP’s Federal Affairs Health and Long-Term Care Team. In this capacity Anna represented the interests of the 50+ population before the legislative and executive branches of government for a wide variety of health care matters, with a particular emphasis on Medicare and prescription drug issues. Anna has authored numerous congressional testimonies and other health policy materials related to health care issues that impact the 50+ population.