Linda J. Blumberg, Ph.D., is an institute fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She is an expert on private health insurance (employer and nongroup), health care financing, and health system reform. Her recent work includes extensive research related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA); in particular, providing technical assistance to states, tracking policy decision-making and implementation at the state and federal levels, and interpreting and analyzing the implications of particular policies. Dr. Blumberg frequently testifies before Congress and is quoted in major media outlets on health reform topics. She serves on the Cancer Policy Institute’s advisory board and has served on the Health Affairs editorial board. From 1993 through 1994, she was a health policy adviser to the Clinton administration during its health care reform effort, and she was a 1996 Commonwealth Fund Ian Axford Fellow in Public Policy. Dr. Blumberg received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.