Director, Health Care
U.S. Government Accountability Office
441 G Street, NW, Room 5A26
Washington, DC 20548
Kathleen M. King, MA, is a director of the Health Care team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she is responsible for leading various studies of the health care system, specializing in Medicare payments, management, and prescription drug coverage. She has more than 25 years' experience in health policy and administration. She was previously vice president of health policy at the National Academy of Social Insurance, vice president of the Washington Business Group on Health and, before that, executive associate administrator at the Health Care Financing Administration, now known as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She has also been a professional staff member at the Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate; a health policy specialist at the Congressional Research Service; a budget analyst at the Indiana State Budget Agency; and a research associate for the Ohio Legislative Services Commission. Ms. King received her master's degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland.