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Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek

Associate Director, Program on Medicare Policy



Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek is an associate director for the Program on Medicare Policy at KFF. She focuses on providing analyses used to develop data-driven approaches to pressing national health policy issues, including the role of Medicare Advantage, the delivery and financing of care for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare spending trends and efforts to reform provider payment. Her work has been published in Health Affairs and JAMA and cited by The Washington Post, The New York Times and USA Today, among others. Dr. Fuglesten Biniek has also testified on health policy issues before Congress.

She previously worked as an economist on the staff of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee during the passage and initial implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She also held positions at the Health Care Cost Institute, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, NERA Economic Consulting and Bienestar Human Services.

Dr. Fuglesten Biniek received a bachelor’s in economics from UCLA, a master’s in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in health policy with a concentration in health economics from Harvard University.

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