Munira Z. Gunja
Senior Researcher, Health Care Coverage and Access
The Commonwealth Fund

Munira Z. Gunja, M.P.H., is the Commonwealth Fund’s senior researcher in the Health Care Coverage and Access program. Ms. Gunja joined the Commonwealth Fund from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Division of Health Care Access and Coverage. As a social science analyst since April 2013, Ms. Gunja has been a key data analyst on ASPE’s tracking and analysis of the effects of the Affordable Care Act, including marketplace enrollment data, marketplace premiums, and the Gallup survey data. Most recently she was the lead analyst on the ASPE fact sheet on the decline in uninsured since 2010 that generated the now widely cited estimate of 16.4 million. Ms. Gunja also worked with Benjamin Sommers, M.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues on an analysis of Gallup data published last summer in the New England Journal of Medicine. She was recently awarded the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service for tracking enrollment in the marketplaces and reporting on the findings through monthly enrollment reports, charts, and graphics.

Before joining ASPE, Ms. Gunja worked for the National Cancer Institute where she conducted data analysis for numerous studies featured in scientific journals. She graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Public Health and International Development and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology.

Fund Publications by Munira Z. Gunja



Young Adults Will Be Among the Last-Minute ACA Enrollees This Week: How Have the Coverage Expansions Affected Them?
December 12, 2017
Is the Affordable Care Act Helping Consumers Get Health Care?
December 6, 2017
New Analysis Finds Senate Tax Bill Results in Premium Increases for Many Who Buy Their Own Coverage; Wealthiest to Benefit Most from Any Offsetting Tax Cuts
November 21, 2017
Elimination of the Medical Expense Tax Deduction Will Make High Health Care Costs Hurt Even More
November 20, 2017
How Well Does Insurance Coverage Protect Consumers from Health Care Costs?
October 18, 2017
New Census Data: Number of Uninsured Dropped by 1 Million in 2016, with Young Adults Continuing to Make Large Gains
September 12, 2017
Following the ACA Repeal-and-Replace Effort, Where Does the U.S. Stand on Insurance Coverage?
September 7, 2017
Coverage Gains Among Lower-Income Blacks and Latinos Highlight ACA’s Successes and Areas for Improvement
August 15, 2017
How the Affordable Care Act Has Helped Women Gain Insurance and Improved Their Ability to Get Health Care
August 10, 2017
Consumers Had Health Plan Choice in the ACA Marketplaces
June 29, 2017
Millions of Americans Would Face a Six-Month Waiting Period to Get Health Insurance Under the Senate’s ACA Repeal Bill
June 27, 2017
How Medicaid Enrollees Fare Compared with Privately Insured and Uninsured Adults
April 27, 2017
Insurance Coverage, Access to Care, and Medical Debt Since the ACA: A Look at California, Florida, New York, and Texas
March 22, 2017
Millions of Americans Could Face a Premium Surcharge Through the ACA Repeal Bill’s “Continuous Coverage” Provision
March 9, 2017
Why Millions Would Lose Coverage Under the Medicaid Expansion Changes in the House Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill
March 7, 2017
How the Affordable Care Act Has Improved Americans’ Ability to Buy Health Insurance on Their Own
February 1, 2017



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