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John McCarthy
Founder at Speire Healthcare Strategies


John McCarthy has more than 20 years of health care consulting and government leadership experience. He is currently a Founding Partner at Speire Healthcare Strategies, a boutique health care consulting firm providing strategy and advisory services to clients to help them navigate the rapidly changing healthcare markets in the public and private sectors at both the federal and state levels. Previously, he served for 6 years as the Medicaid Director for the state of Ohio where he implemented a series of innovative policy initiatives that modernized the Ohio Medicaid program by improving the quality of health services at a substantial value to Ohio’s taxpayers.  Before Ohio, John served as Policy Director and ultimately Medicaid Director for the District of Columbia, and prior to government service, John spent 10 years at EP&P Consulting, where he led Medicaid transformation engagements for multiple states. John holds a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University‘s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Indiana University.

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  • Implications for Medicaid with Changing Political Environments and Lessons Learned