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John C. Reich

Director of Government Relations
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John Reich is a member of the Legislative and Regulatory Practice Group, where he represents the firm’s clients at the Minnesota Legislature and before state and local regulatory agencies. He has extensive lobbying experience, and manages strategy and advises on legislative and political matters, including committee hearings, formal communication and legislation.

Prior to joining the firm, John served as staff in both the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton's administration. Most recently, he served as the Public Relations Officer and the Director of Government Relations for MNsure, the state health insurance marketplace. In these roles, John managed media communications, legislation relations, and stakeholder engagement during the implementation of historic health care reform in Minnesota. John was the lead lobbyist during the passage of legislation authorizing a state-based marketplace and was involved in the passage of Affordable Care Act conformity legislation. During the implementation of MNsure, John served as one of the designated spokespeople at MNsure and was quoted extensively by the press.

Prior to his service at MNsure, John led the Government Affairs Department at the Minnesota Department of Commerce. He and his staff monitored, influenced, and testified as needed on all legislative matters related to the Department’s regulatory jurisdiction including insurance, financial institutions, energy, telecommunications, and other regulatory matters. John also worked extensively with the Department’s communications staff on media inquiries.

John also spent five years on staff at the Minnesota House of Representative, including three years as the Committee Administrator for the House Commerce and Labor Committee. He can provide strategic advice on legislative and operational matters related to health care, insurance, liquor, lottery, energy, telecommunications, and banking, among others.
Articles
Qtd. "The 5 things you'll want to know if you're thinking about caucusing in Minnesota." Minnpost. 23 February 2016.

Qtd. "MNsure to offer more plans in Steele County, still faces challenges in rural MN." Owatonna People's Press. 10 November 2014.

Qtd. "MNsure's latest concern: Will taxpayer money be needed to shore up future costs." Pioneer Press. 09 January 2014.

Qtd. "Having trouble with MNsure? Here are some tips for consumers." StarTribune. 23 December 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure Application Process Still A Pain For Customers." CBS Minnesota. 16 December 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure deadline looms as frustration builds; callers seeking help wait." Pioneer Press. 12 December 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure foes and backers alike use personal stories as spin." Pioneer Press. 08 December 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure outperforms other state exchanges — on Twitter." Watchdog Minnesota. 29 November 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure glitches prompt state to double check more than 30,000 applications." Pioneer Press. 26 November 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure reports more than 12,000 accounts created." StarTribune. 17 October 2013.

Qtd. "Health beat: MNsure's deep thought security questions." StarTribune. 05 October 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure debuts to heavy traffic, could appeal to students." Minnesota Daily. 02 October 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure: Basic Questions Answered." CBS Minnesota. 26 September 2013.

Qtd. "So, how do I buy insurance? A Q&A on MNsure: Minnesota’s new health care marketplace." Winona Daily News. 22 September 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure criticized for lack of outreach contracts to black groups." Pioneer Press. 10 September 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure outreach grants stir backlash." Politics in Minnesota. 06 September 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure health exchange's call center opens." Pioneer Press. 03 September 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure introduces Minnesotans to insurance marketplace." Duluth News Tribune. 01 September 2013.

Qtd. "MNsure introduces Minnesotans to insurance marketplace." The Bemidji Pioneer. 31 August 2013.

Qtd. "State: MNsure must make its marketing themes public." StarTribune. 22 August 2013.

Qtd. "Paul Bunyan and Babe's welcome MNsure pitch." StarTribune. 21 August 2013.

Qtd. "Aug. 10: Health care debate hits State Fair." StarTribune. 15 August 2013.

Qtd. "Health exchange 'navigators' to help people find insurance." StarTribune. 27 July 2013.

Qtd. "'Boggled' by deadlines, charts, eligibility, Duluth woman loses out on insurance." Twin Cities Daily Planet. 23 April 2013.


Presentations

Speaker. “MNsure Overview.” 18th Annual Health Law Conference CLE. 17 July 2014.


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  • Member, Saint Paul Planning Commission - St. Paul, MN, 2017-present
  • Member, Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Board - City of St. Paul, 2000-2014
 
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