Texas Covered Event

Solutions for Affordable, High-Quality Health Care for Texans

November 19, 2020 8:30 AM

Lessons from Pennsylvania on Reducing the Cost of Health Coverage: Insights from the Keystone State on 1332 Waivers and Running Its Own Health Insurance Exchange


Ken Janda is Founder and Managing Principal of Wild Blue Health Solutions, a Texas-based consultancy solving health system challenges, including increasing coverage options and connecting our most vulnerable populations to health care access.

Prior to starting Wild Blue, Ken served for over ten years as President and CEO of Community Health Choice, a nonprofit health insurer which included over 400,000 enrollees in Medicaid, CHIP and the ACA’s subsidized individual Marketplace. A 35-year veteran of the health industry, including executive positions with Prudential, Aetna and Humana, Ken teaches health insurance at Rice University’s Jones Business School and is an Adjunct Professor in Population Health at the University of Houston College of Medicine.

He is passionate about connecting every Texan to quality, affordable care. Additional facts about Ken:

• Health policy wonk (Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute, Board of Every Texan (formerly Center for Public Policy Priorities) and others

• Community board volunteer, including two charity clinics: San Jose Clinic and Christ Clinic

Education: • B.A., Rice University, in Economics and Managerial Studies • J.D., University of Houston Law Center

• Native of Bellville, Texas…small town roots and values

• Married to high school sweetheart for over 40 years, father of two and grandfather of five