Andy Slavitt

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Andy Slavitt
Andy Slavitt official portrait.jpg
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
In office
March 18, 2015 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byMarilyn Tavenner
Succeeded bySeema Verma
Personal details
Spouse(s)Lana Etherington (1996–present)
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania (BS)
Harvard University (MBA)

Andrew M. "Andy" Slavitt is a former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a position he held from March 2015 to January 2017. A leader of the team which repaired after its problematic rollout, he was nominated by Barack Obama to run CMS in July 2015.[1][2][3]


Slavitt graduated from both The College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1993.[4]

After graduating from college, he was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs; after receiving his MBA he joined McKinsey & Company as a consultant.[5][6] In 1999 he founded Health Allies, a healthcare company, and served as its CEO until 2003, when the company was acquired by UnitedHealth Group[7][8] where he served as CEO of OptumInsight and the Group Executive Vice President for Optum, subsidiaries of UnitedHealth Group.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

In 1996, he married Lana Etherington; they have two sons, Caleb and Zachary.[9][10]


  1. ^ Tracer, Zachary and spunce (July 9, 2015). "Obama Nominates Andy Slavitt to Run Medicare, Medicaid Agency". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  2. ^ O'Donnell, Jayne (February 23, 2015). "Changes at the top of Medicare, Medicaid agency". USA Today. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  3. ^ Cooney, Peter (July 9, 2015). "Obamacare acting administrator Slavitt nominated to head agency". CNBC. Reuters. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  4. ^ Morgan, David (June 20, 2014). "U.S. creates new CEO position for Obamacare insurance market". Reuters. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  5. ^ Herzlinger, Regina E. (April 9, 2004). Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers, and Policy-Makers. Jossey Bass. p. 137. ISBN 0787952583. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  6. ^ HME News Staff (July 10, 2015). "Obama makes his pick for CMS administrator". HME News. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b Pear, Robert (June 20, 2014). "Health Site Is Changing Supervision". New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  8. ^ a b Crosby, Jackie (June 20, 2014). "Optum executive takes federal appointment". Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  9. ^ Pennsylvania Gazette: "Andrew Slavitt, C/W'88, married Lana Etherington in Santa Barbara, Calif., on September 8, 1996" retrieved October 15, 2016
  10. ^ Hakol: Temple Israel Bulletin April 2011 / Adar II – Nisan 5771

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marilyn Tavenner
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Succeeded by
Seema Verma