Kelly Montgomery, JD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering health policy. Kelly is an experienced health policy researcher and advocate for consumers trying to navigate the complex health insurance marketplace. She has coauthored Falling Through the Cracks: How Health Insurance Can Fail People With Diabetes and contributed to several research projects involving small group market reform, high risk pools, HIPAA compliance, and mandated benefits.
Kelly earned her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. She also has a BA in English from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Getting and keeping affordable and adequate health insurance is a real challenge for many Americans. Knowledge is the key to finding the coverage that's right for you and your family, and for making the most of the coverage you already have. As a consumer, you may have rights and protections you aren't aware of.