Lynda Flowers

Lynda Flowers is a senior policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI). Before joining AARP, Lynda held senior policy positions with the National Academy for State Health Policy and the Medical Assistance Administration of the Government of the District of Columbia (DC Medicaid). While at DC Medicaid, she developed the city’s first home- and community-based waiver for older adults and was the lead policy person on the Children’s Health Insurance Program. 

Previously, Lynda advised state legislators and state legislative staff members on Medicaid and immigration issues at the National Conference of State Legislatures. She has also worked for the League of Women Voters, where she was responsible for implementing a 50-state program—funded by the Kaiser Family Foundation—designed to engage consumers in the health reform debate. 

Lynda is a member of the National Academy for Social Insurance. She represents AARP on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Medicaid Waiver Task Force, the Medicaid Task Force, the National Committee on Quality Assurance’s Overuse Measurement Advisory Panel, the Measure Application Coordinating Committee of the National Quality Forum, and the Consumer Advisory Council of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. She is also co-chair of the Policy Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. 

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