John Kaelin


April 28, 2016

Senior Advisor, Centene Corporation, and Visiting Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government

John Kaelin has diverse executive level experience in the health care industry spanning government, academia, U.S. based health insurers and  health systems in the Middle East. At Centene, he leads the Washington D.C. based public policy team with a focus on commercial health insurance policy and Medicaid.   Previous positions include SVP for health reform at UnitedHealth Group and Executive Director of the University of Maryland’s Hilltop Institute where he supported that state’s efforts to implement managed care for Medicaid and a risk adjusted payment system. Earlier in his career, John served in New York State government where led the financing team in the development and implementation of New York’s first 1115 Medicaid managed care waiver in the mid-1990s.

John has maintained his academic affiliations with University of Maryland teaching classes in health finance and policy and as a visiting fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York recently co-authored an article on state waivers under the Affordable Care Act.