Tom Wharton joined the Capitol Hill Consulting Group in 2017 as Senior Vice President. Mr. Wharton brings a wealth of health care experience from his time in the private sector along with his legislative work in both the United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
Before joining CHCG, Mr. Wharton served for almost five years as the principal Senate Democratic Lobbyist for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) whose health care plans insure more than 105 million Americans. During that time, he served as the point person for BCBSA to the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Democratic Leadership on all health care related matters including the roll out and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Prior to joining BCBSA, Mr. Wharton was the Senior Health Care Policy Advisor to Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) where he led the Senators work on all health care related matters including Medicare and Medicaid reform. Prior to joining Senator Lieberman’s staff, Mr. Wharton worked in the House of Representatives as the Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK) where he covered all domestic policy issues including health care and tax reform.