Policy Analysis

Larry Levitt oversees the work of all KFF health policy analysis teams.

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Examining changes in the private insurance market under the ACA, with a particular focus on the implications for the cost and accessibility of insurance coverage.  

Cynthia Cox

Global Health & HIV Policy

KFF’s global health policy work focuses on providing the latest data and information on the U.S. role in global health to offer a comprehensive picture of the U.S. global health policy landscape, focusing on key issues facing policymakers, journalists, non-governmental organizations, and others working in the global health arena. This program also includes KFF’s LGBTQ project and work on HIV domestically.  

Jennifer Kates; Josh Michaud; Kellie Moss; Adam Wexler; Lindsey Dawson

The Health Care Marketplace

KFF provides information and analysis about the health care market, including trends in employer coverage, health care costs, and health care services. 

Gary Claxton; Matthew Rae

Medicaid and the Uninsured

KFF conducts research and analyzes health care coverage and access for low-income people, with special focus on the Medicaid program and coverage of the uninsured. 

Robin Rudowitz; Alice Burns; Jennifer Tolbert; Priya Chidambaram; Heather Saunders

Medicare Policy

KFF has deep expertise based on our research and analysis of the Medicare program and the population of seniors and people with disabilities it covers.

Tricia Neuman; Juliette Cubanski; Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek; Meredith Freed

Patient and Consumer Protections

KFF provides information and policy analysis about what consumers and patients face as they navigate the health care system, including financial barriers, administrative complexity, lack of transparency, and problems accessing providers.

Kaye Pestaina

Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker

KFF partners with the Peterson Center on Healthcare on a tracker that monitors how well the U.S. health care system is performing in terms of quality and cost.  

Cynthia Cox

Project on Hospital Costs 

This projects examines hospital costs and finances, as well as the business practices of hospitals, with a particular focus on affordability.

Zachary Levinson; Tricia Neuman

Racial Equity and Health Policy

Our work on racial equity and health policy examines health and health care disparities affecting people of color and underserved groups as well as policy efforts to advance racial equity in health and health care. Our work focuses on the intersection of racism and discrimination, social and economic inequities, and health, as well as the health and health care needs of underserved populations. This program also includes a project on immigration policy and health.

Samantha Artiga; Drishti Pillai; Latoya Hill

State Health Policy and Data

KFF manages and produces state-level data on a wide range of health topics, including health coverage and access, health care spending, population health, and disparities in health and health care.

Jen Tolbert

Women’s Health Policy

KFF’s work on women’s health policy provides timely analysis of the health policies that shape women’s access to care and coverage throughout their lifespan.

Alina Salganicoff; Brittni Frederiksen; Usha Ranji; Laurie Sobel


Public Opinion & Survey Research

The public opinion and survey research team conducts and analyzes original research on Americans’ attitudes, knowledge, and experiences with the health care system with the goal of amplifying the public’s voice in major national debates, particularly the voice of often-disenfranchised groups, such as the low income and uninsured populations.

Mollyann Brodie; Liz Hamel; Ashley Kirzinger          


KFF Health News

KFF Health News is a national newsroom that produces original journalism about health issues and is one of the core operating programs at KFF. The news service is dedicated to in-depth reporting on complex health policy issues, and health system changes, with a focus on people.

David RousseauAlex Wayne; Mary Agnes Carey; Taunya English

Public Health Information Campaigns

Social Impact Media

KFF’s Social Impact Media program works with health departments, community organizations, media and other corporate partners on specialized public health campaigns under the Greater Than initiative, notably Greater Than HIV. Other topics include sexually transmitted diseases,  mpox and, previously, a large-scale COVID-19 vaccine information campaign.

Tina HoffJennie Anderson        

Health Misinformation and Trust

The Health Misinformation and Trust Initiative

The Health Misinformation and Trust Initiative is a new KFF program aimed at tracking health misinformation in the U.S, analyzing its impact on the American people, and mobilizing media to address the problem. Our goal is to be of service to everyone in the health misinformation and trust field and to help efforts to counter misinformation, build trust, and be more effective.

Irving WashingtonHagere Yilma      

Health Policy 101

An ongoing and regularly updated KFF resource for faculty, students, and others explaining the basics on a wide range of topics about health programs and policy in the United States.

Drew Altman (CEO, Editor); Larry Levitt (Executive Vice President for Health Policy); Rakesh Singh (Coordinator)

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