Andy Allison, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority. KHPA is an independent, non-political agency that operates the Medicaid, CHIP and state employee health plans. KHPA is also tasked with developing a coordinated and prevention-oriented statewide health policy agenda, and runs the stateís growing health care and health insurance databases. Andy has been with KHPA since its inception in 2005 and served as the stateís Medicaid Director from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining the KHPA, he spent six years at the Kansas Health Institute as a researcher, focusing on health care and health insurance policy in Kansas. His work there included an evaluation of Kansasí CHIP program and a series of projects examining enrollment and retention in Medicaid and CHIP. He worked as a Medicaid budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C., from 1992-95 providing staff support to President Clintonís health care reform effort and reviewing comprehensive statewide health care reform waiver applications. He has a bachelorís degree in history from Ouachita Baptist University, a masterís degree in Public Policy from Duke University, and a doctorate in economics from Vanderbilt University.