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Howard A. Kahn, MPA

Howard Kahn

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Chief Executive Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan


Howard Kahn is CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest public health plan with over 1,000,000 enrolled members. He is widely recognized as an expert in government health care programs, health care disparities, and the safety net.

Mr. Kahn has over 25 years of experience in national and international health care, in both non-profit and for-profit, private organizations. At CIGNA International he was Senior VP for Latin America and Global Health, and as a VP at Aetna, he was responsible for the company’s global health business, nationwide governmental managed care and managed health operations. He was Founding President and CEO of the $1 billion California Wellness Foundation and Founding CEO of the Health Plan of San Mateo, a public, non-profit HMO. He is the former Chair of the California Association of Health Plans and serves on several boards, including those of Charles Drew University and Cal eConnect, a nonprofit organization designated by the State of California to develop and support health information exchange policies and services in California.

Mr. Kahn pursued undergraduate studies at Harvard, received his Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from UC Berkeley, and his Masters in Public Affairs from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.

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