Ruth Liu advises clients including health plans, pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers and foundations on key policy issues facing the healthcare industry.

  She applies her 20 years of experience in the health plan industry to help clients understand the policy landscape from a payer perspective and to assist clients with strategic planning and growth strategies. Ruth brings extensive subject-matter expertise related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the commercial insurance market. She was one of the lead authors of the state of California’s health reform proposal, a precursor to the ACA. Ruth also advises clients on California state issues, Medicaid, individual, and small group policy issues.

Before joining Avalere, Ruth was the chief business development officer at Valley Health Plan, where she led the sales and marketing teams and strategic growth efforts. She has also held roles at Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California.

Ruth has a BA in history from Wellesley College and an MPP from the University of California, Berkeley.