Biography

Amy Chen is a senior staff attorney in NHeLP’s Los Angeles office, where she conducts research, advocacy, and education on reproductive health access and services at the state and national levels. Her California specific work includes insurance coverage for contraception and pregnancy, expanding access to family planning and abortion services, and opposing religious restrictions on reproductive health care. Her national work includes leading NHeLP’s efforts to address systemic barriers to comprehensive pregnancy care. She is currently working on a project exploring state and federal options for Medicaid coverage of doula care. Before joining NHeLP, Amy worked at Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland, California for eight years, where she provided direct legal services to individuals and families across the San Francisco Bay Area, and advocated on a wide range of issues including health care reform, Medi-Cal, Covered California, and private health insurance.