Kip Sullivan was an organizer and researcher for Minnesota COACT (Citizens Organized Acting Together) from 1980 to 2000. From 1986 until 2000, Mr. Sullivan’s work focused on COACT’s campaign for universal health insurance. He was one of two consumer representatives on the Minnesota Governor's Health Plan Regulatory Reform Commission in 1988. Between 2000 and 2007, he continued to work for universal health insurance as the health systems analyst for the Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition (MUHCC). MUHCC consisted of 15 organizations, including the League of Women Voters, the Minnesota Farmers Union, Physicians for a National Health Program, the Minnesota Nurses Association, and the National Association of Social Workers. He is currently a member of the executive committee of the Minnesota chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.
Mr. Sullivan has written over 150 articles on health policy, many of which appeared in national newspapers, magazines and journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, the New England Journal of Medicine, the New York Times, and the Washington Monthly. He is the author of The Health Care Mess: How We Got Into It and How We'll Get Out of It (AuthorHouse, 2006). He has a BA from Pomona College and JD from Harvard Law School.