Emily Jones, M.P.P., is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy and public administration at George Washington University. Her research interests include the safety net, community health centers, disparities, and health care financing. Prior to starting her doctorate, Ms. Jones served as a research assistant at the Georgetown Health Policy Institute and the Urban Institute. When this report was written, she was assistant director of the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University. She earned a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown Public Policy Institute.