Jon Kingsdale

Jon Kingsdale, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management - Boston University School of Public Health


Jon Kingsdale joined Wakely Consulting Group’s Boston office in 2010, bringing his extensive experience in health care exchanges to the company.

A frequent author and contributor to healthcare publications, Dr. Kingsdale is widely sought on both the state and national stage for his healthcare reform insights and public policy guidance. He was the founding Executive Director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, an independent state agency established in 2006 under Massachusetts’ landmark health reform legislation. As the Executive Director for the country’s inaugural health benefit exchange, he led key initiatives to make health insurance universally available and to reform healthcare financing in Massachusetts.

As a senior executive at Tufts Health Plan for 20 years, Jon was responsible for strategic planning, product development, public affairs and government relations. Prior to Tufts Health Plan, he worked in strategic planning and reimbursement at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, researched hospital finances at the Harvard School of Public Health, consulted on health policy issues in Washington, D.C., and worked as a reporter for Forbes Magazine.


  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, PhD Field of Study: History
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MA
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA Field of Study: History


  • Published on 9/1/2021

    Hero JO, Sinaiko AD, Peltz A, Kingsdale J, Galbraith AA. In New England, Partisan Differences In ACA Marketplace Participation And Potential Financial Harm. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 09; 40(9):1420-1429. PMID: 34495735.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 3/16/2021

    Sinaiko AD, Hayes M, Kingsdale J, Peltz A, Galbraith AA. Understanding Consumer Experiences and Insurance Outcomes Following Plan Disenrollment in the Nongroup Insurance Market. Med Care Res Rev. 2022 02; 79(1):36-45. PMID: 33724071.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 1/19/2021

    Kingsdale J. Medicare Advantage for Most. Milbank Q. 2021 03; 99(1):41-61. PMID: 33463775.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Freeman R, Coyne J, Kingsdale J. Successes and failures with bundled payments in the commercial market. Am J Manag Care. 2020 10 01; 26(10):e300-e304. PMID: 33094941.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Hero JO, Sinaiko AD, Kingsdale J, Gruver RS, Galbraith AA. Decision-Making Experiences Of Consumers Choosing Individual-Market Health Insurance Plans. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 03; 38(3):464-472. PMID: 30830810.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 7/5/2017

    Sinaiko AD, Kingsdale J, Galbraith AA. Consumer Health Insurance Shopping Behavior and Challenges: Lessons From Two State-Based Marketplaces. Med Care Res Rev. 2019 08; 76(4):403-424. PMID: 29148347.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2017

    Marzilli Ericson KM, Kingsdale J, Layton T, Sacarny A. Nudging Leads Consumers In Colorado To Shop But Not Switch ACA Marketplace Plans. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Feb 01; 36(2):311-319. PMID: 28167721.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2015

    Kingsdale J. Assessing a New Option: The Feasibility of Contracting with a Single Firm to Build and Operate a State’s Marketplace. Issue Brief published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2015.

  • Published on 6/1/2015

    Kingsdale J, Holland P. A Look at Marketplace Models: How Can They Help States Achieve Their Goals?. Issue Brief published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2015.

  • Published on 8/5/2014

    Kingsdale J. An Ounce of Prevention for the ACA’s Second Open Enrollment. Health Affairs blog. 2014.

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