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Emma Wager

Senior Policy Analyst, Program on the ACA

Emma Wager is a senior policy analyst for the Program on the ACA and the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker. Her work examines access and affordability of healthcare in the United States, primarily in the individual market, as well as general trends in health spending and outcomes in the U.S. and international comparisons.

Prior to joining KFF, Emma worked at Catalyst for Payment Reform, a nonprofit focused on pushing for change in the healthcare system through payment innovations of self-funded employers. She has also previously worked as a policy and research associate at the New York State Health Foundation.

Emma has a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in health policy & management from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Connecticut.

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