Press Release

Alliance of Community Health Plans Names Holly Bode to Public Affairs Post

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) has named Holly Bode its Director of Public Affairs. In her new role, Bode is responsible for advancing ACHP’s legislative and public affairs agenda to improve health care in the United States. She reports directly to Patricia Smith, ACHP president and CEO.

“Holly’s exposure to health policy on Capitol Hill and at leading advocacy organizations gives her valuable insight into our agenda,” said Smith. “She will make important contributions to our work for better care.”

About Holly Bode

Bode has been working on health care issues in Washington—on both the political and the policy fronts—for over 25 years. She comes to ACHP from Washington Council Ernst & Young, where she provided strategic political and policy counsel to a variety of health care and employer clients, with a focus on implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Prior to her tenure with Washington Council, Bode spent over four years at UnitedHealth Group, where she coordinated the federal affairs strategy for United’s Medicare and Medicaid products.

She also spent nine years on Capitol Hill working for various members of the House and Senate, in addition to five years at the Department of Health and Human Services under Secretary Donna Shalala.

Bode has a B.A. degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and a Master’s degree in health administration from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.


About ACHP

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a national leadership organization bringing together innovative health plans and provider groups that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care. The community based and regional health plans and provider organizations from across the country that make up ACHP’s membership provide coverage and care for approximately 16 million Americans. These 22 organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and the quality of care, including patient care coordination, patient-centered medical homes, accountable health care delivery and use of information technology. For more information visit