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Andy Slavitt

Chairman, United States of Care
Former Acting Administrator, Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services
Summit Chair

Andy Slavitt is a Senior Advisor to BPC. Slavitt has decades of private and public sector leadership in health care, business and technology. Over his career, Slavitt has led many significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the shape of the health care system.

From 2015-2017, Slavitt served as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In that role, he oversaw the Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace programs. Slavitt’s tenure at CMS was marked by the successful execution of a number of large new programs—including the significant shift to pay-for-value payment models, the implementation of the bipartisan MACRA legislation, and the Affordable Care Act.
Andy is currently Board Chair of United States of Care, a national non-profit health think-tank and advocacy organization he founded to meet the needs of American families. Andy leads a number of national health care initiatives, including one on the future of health care, which he co-chairs at the Bipartisan Policy Center; and the Medicaid Transformation Project, which he founded and chairs with America’s leading health care CEOs. He is also the founder and General Partner of Town Hall Ventures, which invests in health care solutions that improve care for the most vulnerable.

From 2003 to 2013, Andy worked at UnitedHealth Group, eventually serving as the Group Executive Vice President for Optum which he grew to a $40 billion health services enterprise. In 1999, Andy founded and served as CEO of HealthAllies, a venture backed Internet-based consumer health care company. HealthAllies created the first online health care marketplace for health care services. Slavitt was also a consultant with McKinsey Company, and later an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. He has been recognized as one of the 10 most influential people in health care.
Slavitt is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and The College of Arts Sciences and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.