With years of experience, Erhardt’s heart and focus is healthcare. Check out his LinkedIn profile HERE.
1. Which segment of the industry are you currently involved?
A: At CareSource, we serve about 2 million members across the Medicaid, Medicare, and Marketplace programs.
2. How many years have you been in the Medicaid industry?
A: As I think about the answer to this, I suddenly feel old! Probably been a dozen years or so with a major focus on Medicaid.
3. What is your focus/passion? (Industry related or not)
A: Other than chasing a couple of kids around, I get up in the morning excited to make a difference in the lives of our members. Many of our members come from very complex situations or have very significant needs. We are making a difference.
4. What is the top item on your “bucket list?”
A: To be able to write with the grace, wit, and wisdom of Clay Farris?
5. What do you enjoy doing most with your personal time?
A: Back to chasing kids around. And good red wine.
6. Who is your favorite historical figure and why?
A: So difficult to pick just one! I suppose it would have to be a founding father. To have such a grand and different vision, and to have the courage to get it done against all odds.
7. What is your favorite junk food?
A: So difficult to pick just one! I’ll have to go with the “sweets” category on this one. Nothing beats a good cookie with ice cream on it.
8. Of what accomplishment are you most proud?
A: I’ve had a couple of jobs where we have made a huge difference in many lives. I’m proud to have been a part of teams that have had such an impact. But I hope the best is yet to come!
9. For what one thing do you wish you could get a mulligan?
A: So difficult to pick just one! I’ve definitely had a few “character building” moments for sure.
10. What are the top 1-3 issues that you think will be important in Medicaid during the next 6 months?
A: I think it is important that key decision makers understand the wonderful work that is being done, and more importantly understand the overall and long-term benefit to society that Medicaid coverage brings.