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Portrait of Anthony A. Barrueta

Anthony A. Barrueta

Anthony A. Barrueta is senior vice president of government relations for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals. He leads a team of advocates and public policy professionals who represent Kaiser Permanente before state and federal policymakers in Oakland and Sacramento in California, as well as in Washington, DC. He is also a member of the organization’s national executive team and chairs its Health Policy Committee. He has held several positions in Kaiser Permanente’s government relations department. As vice president from 2003 to 2010, he advanced the organization’s positions in many policy areas, including Medicare, health insurance regulation, and health care reform. From 1994 to 2003, he served first as counsel and then senior counsel, providing state and federal legislative guidance as well as legal and policy guidance to the organization’s pharmacy leadership.  Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, he was in private law practice in Washington, DC, representing health care organizations, pharmacy benefit management companies, and trade associations before Congress and executive agencies. He chairs the board of directors for the Public Health Institute and serves on the board of directors for the Alliance of Community Health Plans and the California Latino Economic Institute. He previously served as general counsel to the Hispanic College Fund and served on the board of directors for Enroll America and the East Bay Agency for Children. He received his undergraduate degree at Boston College and his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.