David Machledt, Ph.D., is a senior policy analyst for the National Health Law Program (NHeLP). His work at NHeLP centers on issues surrounding implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid waivers and demonstrations, health care affordability, and long-term supports and services. Machledt has a Ph.D. in medical anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a focus on immigration and public health policy. He received his A.B. in anthropology from Princeton University.