As a principal at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, Sohini Gupta offers almost 20 years of experience in policymaking, having served Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) as his Health and Social Policy Counsel and as a lobbyist and strategist for payers and providers and for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health, technology and financial services companies.
She has been deeply involved in legislative work, including the Affordable Care Act, the creation of the Medicare Part D drug benefit, expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and post-September 11 initiatives, such as the creation of federal anti-bioterrorism policies and practices.
Gupta transitioned to the private sector when she joined the American Hospital Association (AHA) as a Senior Associate Director for Government Affairs. At AHA, she spearheaded payment and regulatory advancements for hospitals and tackled complex legal issues, such as physician self-referral.
Her corporate experience includes serving as Director of Government Affairs for Baxter International, where she was the lead strategist for the Bioscience business; and as a Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for UnitedHealth Group (UHG). At UHG, she led health care reform efforts on behalf of the Medicare business and Optum, the health services section of the corporation that includes a bank, pharmacy benefit manager, behavioral health company, clinical solutions company and health information technology company.
Throughout her career, Gupta has secured demonstration grants, coverage decisions and expansions, closed loopholes, and enhanced revenues and minimized cuts on behalf of the companies she has represented.