Lobbying Relationship

Client

Vision Service Plan

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Lobbying firm

ALSTON & BIRD LLP

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  • Pub. L. 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (section 1311); Pub. L. 111-152, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (section 1406); H.R. 1606, DOC Access Act of 2017; H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017; Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017; H.R. 3315, Protecting Consumer Access to Vision Care Act of 2017; H.R. 4620, To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide temporary relief from the annual fee imposed on health insurance providers.
  • Issues pertaining to tax treatment of employee-sponsored health benefits; Pub. L. 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Pub. L. 111-152, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, provision related to insurer fee; H.R. 246, To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act, Section 222; H.R. 3315, Protecting Consumer Access to Vision Care Act of 2017; H.R. 4620, To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide temporary relief from the annual fee imposed on health insurance providers.

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General Issues: Health Issues, Taxation/Internal Revenue Code, Medicare/Medicaid

Spending: about $2,400,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2007: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Health & Human Services - Dept of (HHS), Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Executive Office of the President (EOP), Treasury - Dept of

Bills mentioned

H.R.1606: DOC Access Act

Sponsor: Buddy Carter (R-Ga.)

H.R.1628: American Health Care Act of 2017

Sponsor: Diane Black (R-Tenn.)

H.R.246: To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the...

Sponsor: Kristi Noem (R-S.D.)

H.R.3323: Nutrition Education Act

Sponsor: Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.)

H.R.928: Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act

Sponsor: Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

S.183: Short on Competition Act

Sponsor: Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

H.R.3323: DOC Access Act

Sponsor: Buddy Carter (R-Ga.)

H.R.928: To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the...

Sponsor: Charles Boustany Jr. (R-La.)

S.183: Jobs and Premium Protection Act

Sponsor: John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)

H.R.2029: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

Sponsor: Charlie Dent (R-Pa.)

H.R.761: Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Act

Sponsor: Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)

H.R.3367: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Assets for Independence Reauthorization Act of 2015

Sponsor: John Lewis (D-Ga.)

H.R.3367: To amend section 9010 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

Sponsor: Charles Boustany Jr. (R-La.)

H.R.577: Vision Care for Kids Act of 2009

Sponsor: Gene Green (D-Texas)

S.259: Vision Care for Kids Act of 2009

Sponsor: Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.)

H.R.3962: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension...

Sponsor: John D. Dingell (D-Mich.)

H.R.3590: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Sponsor: Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.)

H.R.4872: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

Sponsor: John M. Spratt Jr. (D-S.C.)

H.R.3200: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

Sponsor: John D. Dingell (D-Mich.)

S.117: Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007

Sponsor: Barack Obama (D-Ill.)

H.R.3750: Vision Preservation Act of 2007

Sponsor: Gene Green (D-Texas)

H.R.3315: Protecting Consumer Access to Vision Care Act of 2017

Sponsor: Jim Renacci (R-Ohio)

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Lobbyists

Lobbyists named here were listed on a filing related to this lobbying engagement. They may not be working on it now. Occasionally, a single lobbyist whose name is spelled two different ways on filings may be represented twice here.

Lobbyist Covered positions?
Stephanie Kennan Sr. Health Policy Advisor, Sen. Ron Wyden Sr. Health Pol. Adv'r, Sen. R. Wyden
Carolyn Smith Assoc. Dep. Chief of Staff, Joint Comm. on Tax.
Earl Pomeroy U.S. Congressman for North Dakota
Bob Siggins Chief of Staff for Congressman Earl Pomeroy
Michael Park Health Policy Counsel, Senate Finance Committee
Danielle White Intern, Senate HELP Committee; Intern, HHS Office of General Counsel (CMS Division); Intern, Rep. Nancy Johnson; Staff Assistant, Rep. Nancy Johnson; Executive Assistant, Rep. Nancy Johnson. Intern, Senate HELP Committee; Intern, HHS Office of General Counsel (CMS Division); Intern, Rep. Nancy Johnson; Staff Assistant, Rep. Nancy Johnson; Executive Assistant, Rep. Nancy Johnson.
Dan Elling Staff Director, Ways and Means Health Subcmte Prof. Staff, Ways and Means Health Subcmte Health Policy Aide, Rep. Nancy Johnson Legislative Assistant, Rep. Jim Ramstad
Blanche Lincoln U.S. Senator and Congresswoman - Arkansas
Robert Holifield Staff Director, Senate Agriculture Committee Staff Director, Sen. Fin. Subcmte on Int'l Trade Dep. Chief of Staff, CFTC Chair Gary Gensler Dir. Ext. Affairs, CFTC Acting Chair M. Dunn Senior Advr, CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton Assoc. Dir, Dem. Steering & Outreach Cmte Office of Majority Leader Harry Reid Senior Policy Advisor, Senator Blanche Lincoln
Robert Dole U.S. Senator (Kansas)
Laura Holland Legislative Aide to Rep. Nathan Deal
Timothy Hogan Leg. Assistant to Senator Tom Daschle
Mark Rayder n/a
Marilyn Yager n/a
Regina Sherick n/a
Earl Pomery n/a
Colin Roskey n/a
Jennifer Butler n/a
Michael Marshall n/a
Rudy Missmar n/a

Disclosures Filed

Once a lobbying engagement begins, the lobbyist or firm is required to file updates four times a year. Those updates sometimes change which lobbyists are involved or add new issues being discussed. When lobbyists stop working for a client, the firm is also supposed to file a report disclosing the end of the relationship.

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Source: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate

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