Policy Analyst, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured

LOCATION: Washington, DC
STATUS: Full-Time; Exempt
PROGRAM AREA: Health Policy- Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured


KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation), a non-profit organization, is a leader in health policy analysis, polling and survey research, health journalism, and communications, dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. KFF serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. KFF is seeking a Policy Analyst for the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, which provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population with a special focus on Medicaid’s role and coverage of the uninsured. The Policy Analyst will help develop and carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis related to Medicaid policy, including delivery system changes and access to care. This full-time position will be based in KFF’s Washington, D.C. office, which is located downtown near Metro Center.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct policy analysis, including review and synthesis of policy documents, proposals, regulations, or other secondary sources of information
  • Use data to conduct analysis
  • Write and prepare fact sheets, policy briefs, presentations and other documents and prepare figures, tables, charts, and other data visualizations to effectively communicate key findings
  • Keep abreast of new policy developments affecting Medicaid policy
  • Respond to external inquiries from the media, policymakers, stakeholders, and others in the policy community; present KFF’s work at meetings; and engage with the external community on social media

Minimum Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of Medicaid policy issues
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills as well as excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proven ability to analyze complex policy issues, summarize policy research, and effectively communicate key issues to lay audiences
  • Ability to interpret findings and create data visualizations, including tables, charts, and figures
  • Ability to work independently on concurrent projects and balance multiple priorities, with a high level of attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Inquisitive, creative, productive, positive-minded, and results oriented


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply

If this opportunity interests you, and you have the requisite experience and qualifications, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining how your background matches the job requirements to jobs@kff.org. Please submit these documents as separate attachments, labeled as “Last Name_First Name_Document Title”, and include “Policy Analyst Medicaid” in the subject line of your email.

KFF has an efficient applicant review process and will contact candidates who have applied for this position and whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job. No phone inquiries please.

KFF requires all employees to provide proof that they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.

It is the policy of KFF to actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace in every respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees in every phase of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender-identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

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Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.