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Genevieve M. Kenney

KenneyGenevieve M. Kenney, Ph.D. is Co-Director and a senior fellow in the Health Policy Center of the Urban Institute.  She received a doctorate in economics and Masters in Statistics from the University of Michigan and has been conducting policy research for over 25 years. She is a nationally renowned expert on Medicaid, The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the broader health insurance coverage and health issues facing low-income children and families.

She has led a number of Medicaid and CHIP evaluations and published over 100 articles and briefs on insurance coverage and access to care for low-income children, pregnant women, and other adults. In her current research, she is examining the implications of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid coverage of family planning services, and state efforts to enroll more children and adults in Medicaid and CHIP. 


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