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biography

Sarah Kliff is one of the country's leading health policy journalists, who has spent seven years chronicling Washington's battle over the Affordable Care Act. Recently, her reporting has taken her to the White House for a wide-ranging interview with President Obama on the health law — and to rural Kentucky, for a widely-read story about why Obamacare enrollees voted for Donald Trump. 

Sarah is a senior policy correspondent at Vox.com, where she focuses on the Republicans' effort to repeal Obamacare — and what that will mean for the millions of Americans who rely on the law for coverage. At Vox, she is also a co-host of The Weeds, a policy podcast with Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias. She is developing a second podcast, about how policy effects people, that will launch in October 2017. 

Prior to joining Vox, Sarah covered health policy for the Washington Post, where she was a founding writer at Wonkblog, a blog dedicated to making complicated policy easily understandable. She has also covered health policy for Politico and Newsweek magazine. 

Sarah's work has impact: the Supreme Court cited Sarah's work in their 2012 decision upholding the health care law. After she broke news in early 2017 that Republican legislators had exempted their own coverage from their Obamacare repeal bill, the House of Representatives took a vote to close that loophole. 

She is the recipient of multiple reporting awards, including fellowships from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California.

Sarah is a frequent television guest and has appeared on CBS, PBS, Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. She enjoys public speaking and, most recently, has presented at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Colorado Health Institute and the California Health Care Foundation.

Sarah resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and a very friendly beagle named Spencer.