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Julie Barnes, J.D.

Founder and Principal, Maverick Health Policy

2200 N. George Mason Drive

P.O. Box 7117

Arlington, VA 22205​

Julie Barnes is a strategic adviser to organizations that need guidance about federal health policies and how to develop relationships with policymakers and influential advocacy organizations. 

As a former policy analyst, health care attorney, and Capitol Hill staffer, Ms. Barnes can inform business strategy and investments in a myriad of health care areas, including health information technology, data privacy and interoperability, value-based care, transparency, health insurance and new payment models, and federal health programs.

Contact Ms. Barnes for a consultation about speaking engagements and retention of customized services:



Background on Julie Barnes
From 2014-2018, Ms. Barnes served as Vice President of Federal Strategy at Cambia Health Solutions, leading the company’s federal legislative, regulatory and policy efforts. Cambia, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a growing family of companies with a range of business lines: software and mobile applications, telehealth, wellness, health insurance, pharmacy benefit management, transparency tools, and overall consumer engagement.
Prior to her role with Cambia, 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. She also was an independent consultant, serving clients like UPMC, Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys, DaVita Rx, and the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (“ACAP”).


In 2010-2013, Ms. Barnes was the Director of Health Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), where she managed several projects that required bipartisan leadership after the Affordable Care Act was passed -- insurance exchanges, health professional workforce, health information technology, and entitlement reform.
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.


Prior to 2008, Ms. Barnes was a litigator and regulatory counsel to health insurance industry clients, and worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant on health care issues. 

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 various health policy issues. She received her law degree from American University's Washington College of Law and undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.

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