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Karen Harner - America's Health Insurance Plans

NAME: Karen (Harner) Heath

    

Pitt-Johnstown GRAD: 2001 MAJOR: Mathematics Major, Computer Science Minor
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JOB TITLE: Policy Analyst
  
JOB DESCRIPTION:
I am a policy analyst for the Center for Policy and Research at America's Health Insurance Plans. We conduct a variety of surveys of our members (who are primarily health insurance plans) and write reports about various aspects of the industry to provide information for other researchers as well as lawmakers and government organizations.
NEATEST PROJECT OR ASPECT OF YOUR WORK:
The challenge of capturing and analyzing relevant health information is the best aspect of working for America's Health Insurance Plans. In addition, I am surrounded by incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable colleagues. In March 2008, the report from a project that I was involved in will be published in the policy journal, Health Affairs.
ADVICE OR COMMENTS TO UNDERGRADUATES:
Enjoy life ? it rarely follows the path that you would expect or prefer. Work hard, plan for your future as best you can and see what opportunities become available to you. Do not discount the importance of your relationships
Last Reviewed: April 7, 2008