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Health Care Leadership Symposium Panelist: John Baackes

John Baackes
Chief Executive Officer
L.A. Care Health Plan

John Baackes is Chief Executive Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan serving over 2.7 million members in Los Angeles County.

Mr. Baackes works with L.A. Care’s Board of Governors to set the strategic vision while overseeing the day-to-day operations.

Before joining L.A. Care, he served as president of AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans where he oversaw the Medicare Advantage business unit.

He currently serves on the boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans, California Association of Health Plans, Charles Drew University, Local Health Plans of California, Project Angel Food, and Urban Voices Project.

Mr. Baackes holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

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