Reed Abelson has been a reporter for The New York Times since 1995. Ms. Abelson currently covers the business of health care, focusing on the federal health care law, health reform and how financial incentives affect the delivery of medical care. Before joining The Times, Ms. Abelson was a staff writer for SmartMoney, where she wrote in-depth investing features, and also worked as a reporter for Forbes and Fortune magazines. She and her colleague, Julie Creswell, were the recipients of the 2012 Front Page Award from The Newswomen’s Club of New York for their series on a for-profit hospital chain backed by private equity and the tension between delivering profits to investors and high quality care for patients.
Ms. Abelson graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College with an A.B. in English literature and earned an M.A. in English literature from Columbia University.