by Rachad Davis
August 12, 2016
Chief Executive Officer,
L.A. Care Health Plan
John Baackes is Chief Executive Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan serving over two million members in Los Angeles County.
Mr. Baackes works with L.A. Care’s Board of Governors to set the strategic vision while overseeing the day-to-day operations.
Before joining L.A. Care, he served as president of AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans where he oversaw the Medicare Advantage business unit.
He currently serves on the boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans, Medicaid Health Plans of America, California Association of Health Plans, and Local Health Plans of California, Project Angel Food, and serves as Chair of the SNP Alliance and Urban Voices Project.
Mr. Baackes holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.