Health Lobby Ready to Kick In

U.S. Supreme Court

Lobbying by many health insurance and health services companies has understandably declined since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Should we expect K Street’s floodgates to open with the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the act’s constitutionality? Almost certainly, particularly coming in the midst of the presidential election. An early signal is in […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield Pursues Agenda on Many Fronts

The influence strategy of Blue Cross Blue Shield is as complex and multi-faceted as the organization itself. BCBS provides health insurance to 100 million people through 38 local companies and one national association. It pursues policy at many levels – in Washington, in the states, in the political arena, in the courts and in the […]