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Julie Appleby

Julie Appleby is a senior correspondent with KFF Health News, and reports on health laws’ implementation, health care treatments and costs, trends in health insurance, and policy affecting hospitals and other medical providers. Her stories have appeared in USA TODAY, The Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, MSNBC and other media. Before joining KFF Health News, Julie spent 10 years covering the health industry and policy at USA TODAY, and worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times in London, and the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California. She also helped launch the Association of Health Care Journalists’ Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism contest in 2004 and oversaw it for more than a decade while serving on the association’s board. She holds a master’s degree in public health. Follow her on Twitter: @Julie_Appleby.