David K. Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Boston University’s School of Public Health. His research examines the political and policy issues surrounding the ACA’s implementation. He is working on a book about how states made decisions around whether or not to create health insurance exchanges and also studies Medicaid, CHIP, and health reform in France. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and The American Journal of Public Health among other places. He is the winner of AcademyHealth’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2015.


Recent Posts by David K. Jones

Politics And Policy: What To Expect After 2016

By the time a new president takes office in January 2017, it will have been nearly seven years since the enactment of the ACA. What are the chances that Democrats can take control of Congress this election year?

Obamacare Politics: Lessons From The Kentucky Governor’s Race

Republican Matt Bevin’s dominant victory in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race will make the state a test case for what happens when a newly elected conservative comes into office after promising to undo the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions.

King v. Burwell And The Importance Of State Politics

The fight about health reform is not over, with Republican presidential candidates promising to repeal the law while supporters of the law push for Medicaid expansion and the development of ACOs. But it is important to pause and reflect on what we have learned the last five years.

What Are The States Doing To Prepare For King v. Burwell? (Part 3)

Given the stakes and the compressed timeframe, what, if anything, are the states doing to prepare for the possibility of a government defeat in King v. Burwell? In these case studies, we examine the situations in North Carolina and Utah.

What Are The States Doing To Prepare For King v. Burwell? (Part 2)

Given the stakes and the compressed timeframe, what, if anything, are the states doing to prepare for the possibility of a government defeat in King v. Burwell? In these case studies, we examine the cases of Michigan and New Hampshire.

What Are The States Doing To Prepare For King v. Burwell? (Part 1)

Given the stakes and the compressed timeframe, what, if anything, are the states doing to prepare for the possibility of a government defeat in King v. Burwell?

The State Of Implementation: Health Reform And The 2012 Elections

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not on the ballot this election, but its fate is very much up for grabs. The law will likely survive if President Obama is re-elected and Democrats maintain control of the Senate, but is vulnerable otherwise. Republican leaders have threatened to use the same...