Governmental Affairs & Lobbying.
Our team works with all levels and branches of government on behalf of our clients. We offer governmental affairs and lobbying services in Louisiana and Washington, D.C., keeping decision makers informed and engaged, while ensuring that our clients' needs are are addressed promptly and effectively.
Full-service lobbying & advocacy
Local, state, & federal levels of government
Legislative & regulatory issues
Detailed bill tracking & analysis
“Although we may not be The Picard Group’s largest client, their responsiveness, preparation, and execution makes us feel like we are their most important. They can address needs on our state political side, business development side, and federal regulatory channel.”
- Stuart Archer
Oceans Healthcare, LLC
HHS announced a disbursement from the Provider Relief Fund of $10 billion to almost 4,000 rural health care providers. This distribution left out other rural providers – specifically, long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
In 2012, Louisiana was unable to support the state-ran safety net hospital system responsible for providing healthcare to nearly 1 million indigent and uninsured people statewide and employing over 8,000 people.
The Coalition needed to secure funding for member hospitals’ uncompensated costs associated with providing healthcare to Medicaid and indigent residents in rural areas served by their member facilities.