Julie Barnes advances Cambia Health Solution’s legislative, regulatory and investment efforts to promote a more affordable, transparent and sustainable health care system. Prior to her role with Cambia, Ms. Barnes was a health care consultant, policy analyst, health care attorney and Capitol Hill staffer. Most recently, Ms. Barnes served as a senior advisor for Leavitt Partners, a consulting firm that advises a diverse set of health care industry clients about market and policy trends, communications strategies, Affordable Care Act implementation, and federal state budget and political issues.
In 2010-2012, Ms. Barnes was the director of health policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she managed several projects on health professional workforce, insurance exchanges and health information technology, as well as a health care cost containment project led by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, and Senator Pete Domenici and Dr. Alice Rivlin. From 2008-2010, Ms. Barnes directed the New America Foundation’s non-partisan economic studies on the impact of proposed health reforms and oversaw a daily blog that raised media awareness about health reform issues prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. For many years, Ms. Barnes was a litigator and regulatory counsel to health industry clients. In 1993-1994, Ms. Barnes worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant on health care issues during the national health reform debate.
Ms. Barnes was the long-time chairperson of the American Health Lawyers Association Health Reform Educational Task Force, served as the editor-in-chief of a legal textbook on managed care and is a frequent speaker on health reform. She received her law degree from American University's Washington College of Law and undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.