Anthony Barrueta, J.D.

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Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

Anthony (Tony) Barrueta is Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. He is responsible for guiding the development of Kaiser Permanente's positions on public policy matters of importance to the organization and its members. As part of this role, he leads Kaiser Permanente's advocates and public policy professionals in Oakland, Sacramento and Washington, D.C. in representing Kaiser Permanente before the state and federal executive and legislative branches of government. He is a member of Kaiser’s National Executive Team and chairs the organization’s national Health Policy Committee.

From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Barrueta served as Vice President in Kaiser Permanente’s Government Relations Department, working on a wide variety of policy areas, including Medicare, health insurance regulation, and health care reform. From 1994 to 2003, he served first as Counsel and then Senior Counsel for Kaiser Permanente, where, in addition to providing state and federal legislative counsel, he provided legal and policy guidance to Kaiser Permanente's pharmacy benefit management and drug purchasing leadership.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Barrueta was in private law practice in Washington, D.C., representing HMOs, pharmacy benefit management companies and trade associations before Congress and executive agencies. Mr. Barrueta serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, Enroll America and the Public Health Institute. He is also a Trustee for the Committee for Economic Development and a member of its Policy and Impact
Committee. Previously, Mr. Barrueta served for five years as general counsel to the Hispanic College Fund.

A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Barrueta received an A.B. in History from Boston College in 1987 and his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin