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Linda J. Sheppard, J.D.

Senior Analyst & Strategy Team Leader

Linda J. Sheppard, J.D., Senior Analyst & Strategy Team Leader, directs our work related to the rapidly changing health care market, including analyzing cost and enrollment trends in the individual health insurance market, national and state efforts to stabilize the individual health insurance market, changes in health care delivery and the effects of federal policy on the health system in Kansas.

Linda serves as a board member for the Heartland Community Health Center in Lawrence after serving in the same capacity for Health Care Access.

Prior to joining KHI, Linda worked in state government and private practice. She most recently served as special counsel and Director of Health Care Policy and Analysis at the Kansas Insurance Department (KID), where she provided project management for implementation of the insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act. She also was Deputy Attorney General for the Consumer Protection/Antitrust Division of the Office of the Kansas Attorney General.

Linda earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas. She is admitted to practice law in both Kansas and Missouri.

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