Linda J. Blumberg
Senior Fellow
The Urban Institute

Linda J. Blumberg, Ph.D., is an economist and senior fellow in The Urban Institute's Health Policy Center. She is an expert on private health insurance, health care financing, and health system reform. Her recent work includes a variety of projects related to the analysis of health reform as well the provision of technical assistance to states in their efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act. These include: a large multiyear quantitative and qualitative analytic effort monitoring and evaluating the effects of the Affordable Care Act; analysis of the number of people potentially affected by individual mandate penalties; analyses of the effects of policy design options under the law nationally and in three states; an explanation of incentives structures under the law and how they interact with employer decisions to offer coverage to employees; analysis of essential health benefit options available to states and their implications for consumers; and an analysis of the potential roles of insurance exchanges under health care reform. Dr. Blumberg is a member of the Health Affairs editorial board and is frequently consulted by members of Congress and their staffs on issues related to insurance and health care reform. She received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

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