Kara Nester

Policy Analyst

Kara Nester is a Policy Analyst at Families USA, where she focuses on enrollment policy. Ms. Nester works with national, state, and community partners to identify and disseminate best practices related to outreach and enrollment in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the health insurance marketplaces. In addition, she responds to technical assistance requests from partners and enrollment assisters on topics ranging from story bank training to targeted enrollment policy options.

Before transitioning to her current position, Ms. Nester was a Health Action Associate at Families USA. In this role, she tracked state legislative and policy developments and strengthened relationships with state partners. Prior to joining Families USA, Ms. Nester held positions at several state and local health advocacy organizations.

Ms. Nester holds a BS and an MPH in Health Policy, both from Emory University.

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