Steve Soto is a public healthcare leader with experience in public and managed care programs including Medi-Cal Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He has worked to develop and implement health programs for low income populations, mental health, and substance use programs as well as multi-county provider networks. He has experience working in government relations and correctional healthcare as well.
A seasoned negotiator, he facilitated more than 50 contracts between the State of California and hospital systems and managed care organizations on behalf of the governor’s office. He served California’s Medicaid managed care program and oversaw dozens of health plan contracts worth billions of dollars covering millions of beneficiaries. He also analyzed the regulatory and operational impacts of new federal and state initiatives and has worked with federal, state, and local government officials on the operation and implementation of existing and new healthcare initiatives.
While a regional director and regional market leader at Molina Healthcare, Steve developed and maintained multi-county provider networks and the implementation of California’s efforts through Medi-Cal and Covered California. These established coverage programs under the ACA, including fully integrated medical, mental health, substance use, and social services programs with county and city governments, health plans, and provider networks including Federally Qualified Health Centers.
He has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from California State University, Sacramento.