Top Boehner health aide leaving
– Page Winfield Cunningham
House Speaker John Boehner’s top health aide is leaving the Hill and joining a top healthcare lobbying firm next month.
Charlotte Ivancic, who played a major role earlier this year in negotiating a replacement to a failed Medicare payment formula, will join Tarplin, Downs & Young as a partner on Sept. 1, according to a release sent Wednesday by the firm.
Ivancic had worked in the House since 2007, first working for former Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan before moving over to the speaker’s office. Before that, she worked in the Senate for former Majority Leader Bill Frist.
Boehner said, Ivancic leaves “Boehnerland” with “the deepest respect.”
“From the first real entitlement reform in nearly two decades to groundbreaking steps to improve veterans’ health care, Charlotte has spearheaded some of our most significant accomplishments on behalf of the American people,” he said in a statement.