AHIP’s John Mathewson Honored Among Fierce Healthcare’s 2020 Most Influential Minority Executives In Healthcare

posted by AHIP

on August 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—John Mathewson, Chief Operating Officer at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) was recognized today as one of FierceHealthcare’s 2020 Most Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare.  This prestigious annual designation recognizes 10 minority leaders who have made a measurable impact on health care and have a demonstrated track record of paving the way forward for everyone.

“Every day, John demonstrates an unrivaled passion for a healthy, covered America,” said Matt Eyles, president and CEO of AHIP.  “His entire career has been dedicated to making a difference by improving the health of others and this award recognizes his commitment to caring.”

As Chief Operating Officer, John serves as chief of staff, leads AHIP’s business operations, and helps to drive the organization’s strategic planning.  He is highly engaged in AHIP’s Project Link, a learning collaborative of health insurance provider leaders focused on addressing social barriers to good health.

“I am beyond honored to receive FierceHealthcare’s 2020 Most Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare award,” said Mathewson.  “With any challenge, I believe the most important thing is to start and find the fuel to reach your destination.  Today’s award helps fuel my fight for a better, more equitable health care system.”

John has held several leadership and board roles for a variety of health care organizations including health insurance providers, hospital and home care companies.  Before joining AHIP in 2018, he consulted with several organizations to help them build sustainable strategies that improve health, value, and operational efficiency.

John’s rich and diverse experience gives him a unique perspective on how to work across the health care ecosystem to drive better health, outcomes, satisfaction, and value for patients and consumers. He has served as a thought leader with many businesses and state leaders on how to improve the health of populations with complex health needs and innovations for social determinants of health. His strategic approach reaches far beyond business growth, focusing on building sustainable business models that simultaneously work toward healthier people, organizations, and communities.

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About AHIP

AHIP is the national association whose members provide coverage for health care and related services to hundreds of millions of Americans every day. Through these offerings, we improve and protect the health and financial security of consumers, families, businesses, communities and the nation. We are committed to market-based solutions and public-private partnerships that improve affordability, value, access, and well-being for consumers. Visit for more information.

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