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Joanne Kenen

senior writer, New American Foundation, Health Policy Program

As Senior Writer in the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation, Joanne Kenen runs a blog focusing on the intersection between health policy and health politics. She also writes for both the foundation’s Web site and outside publications on the health reform challenges—coverage, cost, and quality—facing the next administration. Ms. Kenen is a journalist and author who spent more than a decade covering health policy on Capitol Hill. A longtime Reuters correspondent in New York, Florida/the Caribbean, and Washington, she has covered everything from voodoo festivals to U.S. presidential campaigns. As a freelance writer with an eclectic reach, she has contributed both policy and consumer-oriented articles to numerous newspapers, Web sites, and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Washingtonian, The Washington Post, Stateline.org, AARP, American Prospect, CURE and Parenting. As a Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellow in 2006–07, Ms. Kenen wrote extensively about palliative medicine, the evolution of hospice care, and changes in medical education. A graduate of Radcliffe College at Harvard University, she also reported from Central America earlier in her career and was the recipient of an Inter-American Press Association fellowship to write about the development of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.