Lobbying Relationship


American Specialty Health, Inc.

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  • Promoting complimentary alternative medicine services, including but not limited to chiropractic, in health care reform legislation, such as H.R. 3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (passed); and H.R. 3962, House Affordable Health Care for America Act (did not get enacted). Ensuring medical loss ratio legislation takes into account the unique characteristics of specialty plans for chiropractic and other wellness services. Promoting prevention and wellness programs.

Duration: to

General Issues: Health Issues

Spending: about $235,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2009: House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, White House Office

Bills mentioned

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

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

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

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

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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?
Stephen M. Ryan 1987-91: Gen Counsel, Govt Affairs Comm, US Senate; 1986: Asst US Attorney, DC; 1984-86: Deputy Counsel, President's Commission on Organized Crime. US Senate; 1986: Asst US Attorney, DC;
Sheila Walcoff 2006-07: Counselor to The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt (Immediate Office of the Secretary), U.S. Dept of Health/Human Services; 2004-06: Assoc Commissioner for External Relations, U.S. FDA; 1998-99: Majority Counsel, Armed Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives.
David Ransom 2007-08: Sr Communications and Policy Advisor, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer; 2002-06: Communications Director, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer; 1999-2001: Communiations Director, House Committee on Administration (Steny Hoyer, Ranking Member). on Administration.
Eric Zimmerman n/a
Calvin Johnson n/a
Karen Sealander 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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