CEO Corner

Drew Altman is President and CEO of KFF. He is a leading expert on national health policy issues and an innovator in the nonprofit field.

Follow Dr. Altman on Twitter: @DrewAltman.


This is an essay about the mission and role of KFF, which is unique among nonprofits today.

KFF is an independent source of health policy research, polling, and journalism. We have four major program areas: KFF Policy; KFF Polling; KFF Health News (formerly Kaiser Health News); and KFF Social Impact Media, which conducts specialized public health information campaigns. You can learn more about the organization, including why we call ourselves KFF.

What’s unique about KFF, however, can’t be found in any description of our programs because we’re more than a sum of our parts. KFF is a one-of-a-kind information organization. Not a policy research organization. Not a polling organization. And not a news organization. But rather, a unique combination of all three. That’s the vision behind KFF and its this combination that allows us to leverage our combined expertise and assets to play our national role on health policy.

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new and noteworthy

Medicaid work requirements are in the news again due to a new push by House Republicans to make work requirements part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Dr. Drew Altman recently shared facts about the issue, noting that most people on Medicaid already work full- or part-time, and most others aren’t working for reasons that likely would exempt them. Read more via Twitter.

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