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Medicaid Leadership Academy

2023 dates to be announced soon.



Bonnie Washington

Vice President, Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs

CVS Health

Bonnie Washington is the Vice President of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs of CVS Health, leading the development of company policy on key issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, pharmacy policy, prescription drugs, and commercial health insurance.    Bonnie held a similar role at Aetna before the company became part of CVS Health in 2018.

Prior to joining Aetna, Bonnie was Senior Vice President at Avalere Health where she led a team that provided analysis and advice to clients on a wide range of issues including Medicare, Medicaid, Exchange implementation and health reform.  Prior to Avalere, Bonnie led health policy development for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and, before that, United Health Group.  Prior to her industry experience, Bonnie led the Office of Legislation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where she represented the administrator on legislation and policy issues and Medicare and Medicaid.  Previously, she served as an analyst with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), advising OMB and White House policy officials on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  Bonnie holds a BA degree from Loyola College in Maryland and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.