John Barkett

John Barkett is the Director of Policy Affairs for Willis Towers Watson. He previously worked for Extend Health, the nation’s largest private Medicare exchange, athenahealth, inc., and Medica Healthcare Plans, Inc. From 2009-2011, John worked on the drafting, passage and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as a staffer in Congress and in the Department of Health and Human Services. John is the vice president of the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association. He is based in Washington, DC.

Past Appearances

The Business of Health Care: June 26, 2018

Host John Barkett is joined by Etienne Fontan (Director; Vice President, Berkeley Patients Group), Aaron Smith (Co-Founder and Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association), and Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania) on the Tuesday, June 26, 2018 edition of The Business of Health Care.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Business of Health Care: May 8, 2018

Host John Barkett is joined by Elisabeth Rosenthal (Editor-in-Chief; Author of “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back”; Former NY Times Reporter, Kaiser Health News) on the Tuesday, May 8, 2018 edition of The Business of Health Care.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Business of Health Care: April 17, 2018

Host John Barkett is joined by Ed Silverman (Pharmalot columnist and senior writer, STAT News) and Sarah Karlin-Smith (Health Care Reporter, Politico.com) on the Tuesday, April 17, 2018 edition of The Business of Health Care.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Business of Health Care: March 20, 2018

Host John Barkett is joined by David Baiada (CEO; Pediatric Practice President, BAYADA Home Health Care) on the Tuesday, March 20, 2018 edition of The Business of Health Care.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Business of Health Care: February 27, 2018

Hosts John Barkett, Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Jeff Voigt, Arnold Rosoff JD, and Mitch Goldman are joined by Daniel Polsky (Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics), Matthew Walsh (Chief Operating Officer, Geisinger Health), and Brandon Carrus (Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company) on the Tuesday, February 27, 2018 edition of The Business of Health Care.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Business of Health Care: February 20, 2018

Host John Barkett is joined by Akshat Kumar (Attending Physician; MBA Candidate ’19, the Wharton School, Penn Medicine), Cynthia Smith (Vice President, Clinical Programs; Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine Perelman School of Medicine, American College of Physicians), and Daniel Wolfson (Executive Vice President and COO, ABIM Foundation) on the Tuesday, February 20, 2018 edition of The Business of Health Care.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Business of Health Care: January 23, 2018

Host John Barkett is joined by Alan Silver (Director, Actuarial and Financial Strategies; Health Care Consultant, Willis Towers Watson) and Martin Gaynor (E.J. Barone University Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University) on the Tuesday, January 23, 2018 edition of The Business of Health Care.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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John Barkett is the Director of Policy Affairs for Willis Towers Watson. He previously worked for Extend Health, the nation’s largest private Medicare exchange, athenahealth, inc., and Medica Healthcare Plans, Inc. From 2009-2011, John worked on the drafting, passage and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, asRead More

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