Robert  Laszewski

Robert Laszewski

Robert Laszewski is a policy and marketplace expert specializing in assisting clients through the significant health policy and market change in the current health care cost and quality challenge. His client list includes health insurance companies, casualty insurance companies, HMOs, Blue Cross organizations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, physician groups, providers and payees. Mr. Laszewski has participated extensively in the nation's health care debate, especially on health insurance reform and the impact it will have on existing health insurance programs, the insurance industry, and the evolving role between payers and providers.

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Robert Laszewski is President of Health Policy and Strategy Associates.

Bob had twenty years of experience in the insurance industry, serving as a chief operating officer for nine of those years, before beginning his Washington DC policy and market consulting business in 1992.

He has participated extensively in the nation's health care debate and has been a regular contributor on the issue for a number of the national television and radio networks as well as major newspapers and trade journals.

During the Affordable Care Act roll out, Bob was quoted repeatedly in major newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, USAToday, and the Los Angeles Times as well as in numerous Associated Press and Reuter's articles.

He appeared repeatedly during this period on The CBS Evening News, The NBC Evening News, PBS NewsHour, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, CBS Radio, and National Public Radio.

His expertise continues to be sought by the national media as the nation's health care debate continues and the market evolves.

His Blog, Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review (, is also quoted widely in the national media and is referred to as a "must read" source of information for health policy and marketplace developments.

He has also participated globally having chaired two international meetings in Washington, DC on the issue of international prescription drug pricing and the use of medical technology in Europe compared to the U.S.

His marketplace practice concentrates on how health insurance companies, HMOs, Blue Cross plans, pharmaceutical companies, and provider organizations come to grips with market and policy change.

Bob combines a unique blend of 20 years of "inside the Beltway" experience with 20 years of operational experience having run a health insurance business.

    "Mr. Laszewski was extremely well-received, and gave an excellent presentation. We are highly satisfied."

    -Metropolitan Medical Society Kansas City

    "I have known no one with a better grasp of what's going on in Washington than Bob Laszewski and no one who is more fair, honest, and less partisan."

    - C. Everett Koop, M.D.

    "No one has a greater knowledge of the Washington health policy scene than Bob Laszewski - political, economic, social, and straight merit dimensions. Bob also has uncanny forecasting powers. And he calls the shots exactly as he sees them, unusual for Washington."

    - The McLaughlin Group