Senior Vice president

Edward Garcia III


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As Senior Vice President, Eddie offers clients thoughtful and expansive expertise in health and social policy development and advocacy for low-income and other vulnerable populations. Eddie’s 15+ years working in government health care programs has made him knowledgeable in a multitude of health and social policy issues.  He has led and been actively involved in numerous multi-stakeholder coalitions aimed at improving our nation’s health care delivery and financing systems.  Eddie recently joined the Healthsperien team and will be supporting our health plan portfolio and as well as our coalitions. In addition, he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for policy and program development to expand access to social determinants of health programs and services.

Before joining the Healthsperien team, Eddie served as the Executive Director for Federal Affairs at CareSource, a government programs-focused health insurer. He oversaw the development of federal policy and advocacy across their multi-state health plans.  His portfolio included policy development and advocacy on Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Health Insurance Exchanges, dual-eligible coverage, and social determinants of health programs and financing.  Before joining CareSource, Eddie served as Director of Federal Relations for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association where he maintained a similar portfolio related to Administration advocacy and regulatory policy development.

 Prior to joining the private sector, Eddie held positions in both the Executive and Legislative branches. From 2007 – 2012, Eddie worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where he oversaw the development and implementation of quality measurement across all CMS quality programs. From 2012-2015, Eddie served the House Energy and Commerce committee as a professional staff member overseeing their Medicare finance and quality portfolios.

 Hailing from the great state of Ohio, Eddie received his B.A. in political science and comparative health politics from Boston University in 2004.  In 2008, Eddie received his Master of Health Science in Public Health degree from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and inducted into the Delta Omega honors society as the valedictorian of his graduating class.