Katie provides advice and guidance on issues relating to Medicaid, Medicare, and the Marketplace.
Prior to joining ML Strategies, Katie was a senior analyst with the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), a nonpartisan agency that provides Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and states with analysis and recommendations on issues affecting Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). There Katie researched, developed, and prepared Medicaid policy recommendations; conducted legislative, data, and policy analyses related to a host of Medicaid and Medicare issues; and provided policy analyses and technical assistance for Congressional staff on draft bills and policy questions, among many other duties.
In her work at ML Strategies Katie helps navigate complex legislative, regulatory, and executive actions relating to Medicaid, Medicare, and the Marketplace. She helps clients determine the effects of state and federal action on client business models and helps clients develop comprehensive strategies.
While earning her master’s degree in public health, Katie worked at the George Washington University leading the evaluation of HRSA’s Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education program and also worked in the office of Senator Charles Grassley.
• Whitlock, R., Josephson, K., and Weider, K. 2017. How eliminating the medical expense deduction could increase Medicaid spending. Health Affairs. https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20171114.518177/full
• Weider, K., and Whitlock, R. 2017. What’s CHIP got to do with it? Health Affairs.
• Whitlock, R. and Weider, K. 2017. Senators must address a critical stumbling block to changing Medicaid: State envy. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2017/06/16/senators-must-address-a-critical- stumbling-block-to-changing-medicaid-state-envy/#58078a71531c
• Mullen, F., Salsberg, E., & Weider, K. 2015. Why a GME squeeze is unlikely. New England Journal of Medicine, 373:2397-2399. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1511707#t=article
• Chen, C., Weider, K., Konopka, K., & Danis, M. 2014. Incorporation of socioeconomic status indictors into policies for the meaningful use of electronic health records. Journal for Health Care for the Poor Underserved 25, no. 1: 1- 16. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24509007
- George Washington University (MPH, Health Policy)
- Boston University (BS)