Chuck Milligan

Chief Operating Officer

Health Management Associates

Chuck Milligan is a respected healthcare leader who has made significant contributions in both the public and private sectors.

He has served as the Medicaid director in two states, New Mexico and Maryland. In Maryland, he was responsible for implementation of the Medicaid components of the Affordable Care Act including the Medicaid expansion, and for initial work in the creation of Maryland’s health insurance exchange.  While leading the New Mexico Medicaid program in the late 1990s, Chuck spearheaded its conversion from fee-for-service to managed care, and he launched New Mexico’s Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) program.

As a consultant, Chuck has provided services to more than 20 states, testifying before the state legislatures in eight states and Congressional committees, as well as working with states on Medicaid redesign, coverage initiatives, rebalancing efforts, dual eligible strategies, waivers, and other issues.

Most recently, he served as chief executive officer (CEO) for UnitedHealthcare’s Community Plan in New Mexico, with accountability for the Medicaid and DSNP lines of business in the state. He also served as interim CEO for UnitedHealthcare’s Community Plan in Maryland, and as national vice president for UnitedHealthcare’s Dual Special Needs Plans.

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) appointed Chuck a commissioner to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) in January 2015 and appointed him vice chairman in May 2019.

Chuck earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkley, and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.