Tyler M. Thompson

Senior Advisor

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Tyler Thompson assists clients with healthcare issues related to children's hospitals, as well as policies related to access to affordable pharmaceuticals and other healthcare matters. His knowledge and experience stems from previously held positions within the governmental and healthcare areas, having previously served as lead consultant to clients throughout the healthcare industry and holding positions in the United States Senate for more than 10 years, focusing in the area of healthcare policy. Through this work, Tyler forged strong relationships with key members and staff in House and Senate leadership, as well as relevant committees of jurisdiction in both chambers. Believing that strong communication skills and an understanding of issues are the keys to effective government affairs representation, Tyler works thoughtfully in a bipartisan manner to bridge gaps between opposing viewpoints. This strategy, along with his knowledge of current healthcare concerns and insight into legislative procedures, provides mutual benefits to lawmakers and clients.

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  • Worked to reform policy related to children's healthcare needs through involvement in the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Reauthorization policy.
  • Navigated policies and procedures while providing substantive work and strategic analysis of the Affordable Care Act for a key US Senator.
  • Collaborated with opposing viewpoints during discussions on the Hope Offered Through Principled and Ethical Stem Cell Research (HOPE) Act. Used strong communication to assist in development of policies that addressed interests of all parties on controversial topic.
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Experience

  • Worked to reform policy related to children's healthcare needs through involvement in the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Reauthorization policy.
  • Navigated policies and procedures while providing substantive work and strategic analysis of the Affordable Care Act for a key US Senator.
  • Collaborated with opposing viewpoints during discussions on the Hope Offered Through Principled and Ethical Stem Cell Research (HOPE) Act. Used strong communication to assist in development of policies that addressed interests of all parties on controversial topic.
  • Negotiated and compromised with opposing parties throughout development of the Drug Quality of Security Act.
  • Involved in development of legislative policies related to pharmaceutical and medical device industry, including the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, Medical Device User Fee Act, Animal Drug User Fee Act, Biologics Price and Competition Act, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, and Medicare Modernization Act. Used combined knowledge of policies and politics at play to advance specific interests while remaining sensitive to stances of opposing parties.
  • Advised Senators and healthcare industry client on healthcare regulations and policies within the Department of Health and Human Services. Provided additional advice on healthcare issues concerning, among other things, CDC and NIH budget formulation and appropriations and OMB policy.

Recognitions and Memberships

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Prior Positions

  • The Bockorny Group: Principal and Healthcare Practice Lead (2012 to 2013)
  • Legislative Assistant for United States Senator Johnny Isakson (2005 to 2012)
  • Legislative Correspondent for United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (2005)
  • Legislative Correspondent for United States Senator Zell Miller (2002 to 2005)

Admissions

  • [Not an Attorney]

Education

  • B.A., History, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2002

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Senate OKs Opioids Response Bill, But Final Legislation May Wait Until After Elections
By Christian B. Jones
September 20, 2018
The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved legislation to address the opioid crisis, but it’s not clear whether Congress can pass a final measure before the midterm elections in November. The Senate-passed legislation is sweeping in...
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Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
September 17, 2018
Below is this week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update,” posted on Mondays when Congress is in session. Featured in this week’s Update, the Senate votes today on opioids legislation (the House is not in session this week); Congress reaches...
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New Tax Cuts Win Approval But Unlikely To Advance in Senate
By Christian B. Jones
September 13, 2018
Building off of last year’s sweeping tax overhaul, the House Ways and Means Committee today approved legislation that would make key provisions of that law permanent. But while most of the tax policies endorsed by the committee are...
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The Weekly Hill Update
By Adam J. Higgins
September 10, 2018
Below is the federal policy team’s weekly preview, published each week that Congress is in session. HEADLINES • The House will continue working through appropriations bills and also plans to take up legislation to reform the Affordable...
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Medicaid Expansion Boon to Families, but Cost Could Trigger Backlash
By Tyler M. Thompson
June 26, 2018
Earlier this month, Virginia became the 33rd state to expand its Medicaid program, and voters in Idaho, Montana and Utah are expected to decide in November ballot initiatives whether to join them. Medicaid provides health coverage to...
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