Jonathan Cohn is a senior national correspondent at HuffPost, where he covers politics and policy with a focus on social welfare. He is also the author of THE TEN YEAR WAR: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage. The book, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2021, is “an engrossing behind-the-scenes account” (Publishers Weekly starred review) of the Affordable Care Act and political fights over it.
Jonathan, a former writer/editor at the New Republic and American Prospect, has also written for the New York Times, Atlantic, and Self, among other publications. He is a two-time winner of the Sidney Hillman Prize for journalism, has won “excellence in journalism” accolades from the Association of Health Care Journalists and National Women’s Political Caucus, and was called “one of the nation's leading experts on health policy” by the Washington Post. His 2007 book, Sick, won the Harry Chapin Media Award from World Hunger Year and was a finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy and Helen Bernstein awards.
Jonathan is a frequent guest on national media shows, with past appearances on ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Once, in 2009, he got to tell then-Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert that his employee health insurance plan had a “death panel.” He’s also contributed to academic publications, and considers among his favorite pieces of writing a paper for the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics that used the story of Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez to explain the changing politics of health care in the last 50 years.
A graduate of Harvard, Jonathan has been a fellow with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Demos and the University of Michigan’s Griffith Leadership Center. He now lives in Ann Arbor with his family.