Shannon Pettypiece is a New York-based healthcare reporter for Bloomberg News. She has covered the industry for almost a decade, delving into nearly every aspect of the healthcare system, including hospitals, the FDA, the pharmaceutical industry and medical-device makers. Currently, her reporting is focused on the implementation and effects of the Affordable Care Act. Her work regularly appears on the Bloomberg terminal, Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg TV and in Businessweek and dozens of newspapers around the country. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2006, she was a reporter for Crain's Cleveland Businesses where she wrote about the region's medical and IT companies. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she received a BA in political science.