Laurie Sobel is an Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Her work addresses the impact of major health policy issues on women and girls, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, access to care, and low-income populations. In particular, her work aims to understand how federal, state, and local policies, including national health care reform and reproductive health policies, influence health and access to services for women. Prior to joining KFF, she was a Senior Attorney at Consumers Union focused on health policy issues. Early in her career, she was a legal aid lawyer representing Medicaid patients. Ms. Sobel holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law and a B.S. from Cornell University.