Genevieve Kenney and Stephen Zuckerman Appointed Co-Directors of Health Policy at the Urban Institute
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Kenney and Zuckerman will lead a group of 45 researchers, including 20 Ph.D. economists and social scientists, two lawyers, and a physician. Together, the group is an influential source of nonpartisan policy research, analysis, and thought leadership. Over the past decade, the Health Policy Center has provided knowledge and evidence that was critical to shaping many of the most important health policy developments in the country. For example, the
As part of the next phase of the Health Policy Center, Kenney and Zuckerman will look to advance the national dialogue on health insurance coverage in a post-ACA era. The Center will build on earlier analyses of health insurance coverage and assess how this new coverage is affecting people's lives. New areas of focus will include an examination of health care delivery system and payment reforms, including the development of accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes.
Kenney is a nationally renowned expert on
Zuckerman has done extensive work on physician payment, cost containment, and health insurance coverage. Currently he leads several projects related to the evolution of primary care and how it should be financed. His knowledge has affected decisions by policymakers regarding how physicians are paid through both
Both Kenney and Zuckerman have been influential in building the reputation and expertise of the Health Policy Center, whose scholars are known for helping lawmakers understand the scope of the country's heath care problems, providing the data needed to craft legislation, evaluating the effectiveness of solutions, and providing insight to guide improvements. Their research is widely cited by decisionmakers across the political spectrum; for example, during the
"We are thrilled about this opportunity to lead the Health Policy Center through a fast-changing era in health care policy," said Kenney. "
Added Zuckerman, "We plan to continue the strong leadership and values on which
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