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Case Study:

Preserving Competition in Health Care

Mahoney Jackson was retained by Mercy Hospital on the eve of the public hearing for a bill proposing to loosen the restrictions on mergers of health care providers within the State. Mercy, along with two other hospitals, opposed the legislation on grounds that it could lead to monopolistic behavior by other, larger hospitals. Those hospitals vocally supported the bill, as did the Governor’s Office.

Mahoney Jackson immersed itself in the issue and the players involved, and worked with the client to build its case against the bill to the committee. Within 7 days of being retained, Mahoney Jackson helped secure a unanimous “ought not to pass” vote from the committee. In the next session, an identical bill was printed, but was killed in the Senate prior to being referred to a legislative committee for hearing.

Profile: Chris Jackson

Chris began operating as a contract lobbyist in 2011, after serving for several years as a lobbyist for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, where he represented the state’s largest and most influential business group before the Legislature and Executive Branch.

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Profile: Mike Mahoney

Mike focuses his practice on ensuring that clients’ vital business interests are protected when the Maine legislative and executive branches are at work. He assists local and national companies attempting to positively impact public policy.

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