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Governmental decisions and legislation are often critical to business success and the Michael Best Strategies Government Relations team has the expertise and bipartisan political relationships necessary to give clients a seat at the legislative or regulatory table. Our lobbying experience delivers results at the local, state and national levels, which helps clients advance policy and regulatory reforms that position them for greater success. We specialize in policy matters across a variety of industry segments, including healthcare, energy and environment, tax and finance, higher education, manufacturing and agriculture, food and beverage, among others. Download PDF

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Healthcare Cost Transparency Payment Reform Gets HHS Jolt

Every day, millions of Americans check into hospitals, visit physicians, or are treated in clinics. During these visits, patients rarely ask: “How much is...

Potential Remedies for Increasing Medicaid Costs

Michael Best Strategies Partner and former Wisconsin Medicaid Director Michael Heifetz discusses potential fixes to rising Medicaid costs. Watch the first part of this two-part series where...
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Power of Government Conference

Michael Best Strategies’ Abby Walsh and Stephanie Vojas joined a panel discussion at the recent Power of Government Conference put on by Leadership Illinois....

Making Good Health Profitable Part 3: ACA & Quality Care

In the final installment of our three-part series on Making Good Health Profitable, we discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact of adding...
Keidanren Roundtable

Trade and Tariff Roundtable

Michael Best Strategies partners Anne Canfield and Tom Schreibel presented to Keidanren USA, the Japanese Business Federation, which represents over 1,300 Japanese companies. The...
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When Does Exercising Private Property Rights Conflict with Another’s Same Right?

An Understanding of the Debate Surrounding Short-Term Rentals Many cities in some of America’s largest states, including California, New York, Michigan, Florida, and most recently...

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