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Jennifer Tolbert

Director of State Health Reform

Deputy Director Program on Medicaid & Uninsured; Director, State Health Reform

Jennifer Tolbert is the deputy director of the Program on Medicaid & Uninsured and the director of State Health Reform. She directs research and policy analysis on Medicaid eligibility and enrollment policies and access to and affordability of coverage for low-income populations, including people who are uninsured. In addition, Tolbert manages State Health Facts, a source for state-level data on over 800 key health topics.

Prior to joining KFF, Tolbert served as the assistant vice president for policy at America’s Essential Hospitals. Before that, she worked in the office of the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Tolbert holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

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