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Jane B. Wishner

Jane B. Wishner

Senior Research Associate

Biography

Jane Wishner is a qualitative researcher and health policy analyst whose work focuses primarily on health reform implementation, consumer protections, private market regulatory issues, and health coverage.

Wishner has experience with Medicaid and Marketplace enrollment and coverage issues, particularly focusing on the needs of underserved, low-income, and hard-to-reach populations. She cofounded a litigation firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and had a diverse practice that represented individuals with developmental disabilities in civil rights cases. She founded the Southwest Women’s Law Center, where she organized and led New Mexico’s initial consumer stakeholder advisory committee on health reform implementation. She served on the board of trustees of the University of New Mexico Hospital, the New Mexico Domestic Violence Leadership Commission, and the New Mexico Access to Justice Commission, which oversees the provision of civil legal services to low-income New Mexicans. She also served as a consumer representative to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality initiative, a member of the Market Regulation Work Group for the New Mexico Exchange Advisory Task Force, and a consumer representative on a pay-for-performance work group to New Mexico’s Medicaid program.

Wishner received her BA from Harvard University and her JD from the University of California, Berkeley. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Abner J. Mikva on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Research Areas

Health and Health Policy

Centers & Initiatives

Health Policy Center