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Edward Sheehy
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Edward Sheehy
2016 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Mobile: 651.666.0579
[email protected]


Experienced health policy professional in Minnesota and at the federal level. Skilled in: public policy and political analysis; strategic planning; consensus building with external stakeholders and community partners; strong project management skills; working collaboratively with internal staff and team-building.

UCare –
Director of Public Affairs
Minneapolis, MN
8/2006 to 10/2015

UCare is a nonprofit health plan offering managed care products for individuals eligible for Medicaid, Minnesota Care, Medicare Advantage, Special Needs Dual Eligibles, and commercial insurance.

• Directed policy and advocacy initiatives to advance core business priorities through legislative advocacy and lobbying at the state and federal level that contributed to growth in revenue and membership.

• Registered lobbyist in Minnesota.

• Supervised performance of contract lobbyists at the state and federal level. Developed company-specific and industry-led policy and strategic responses to recent Minnesota health reform initiatives.

• Tracked and analyzed national policy developments and health reform initiatives from around the country for fiscal and business model impact to company operations.

• Briefed CEO and senior management team, Board of Directors, and member advisory committees on legislative and policy issues.

• Conducted extensive research to provide context and understanding of complex policy issues to support top level decision making.

• Represented UCare at state and federal meetings of regulators and policy makers.

• Developed annual public affairs work plan as well as contributed health care policy environmental scan to three-year corporate strategic business plan.

• Collaborated with statewide and national coalitions to advance policy objectives.

• Led grassroots advocacy campaign composed of members enrolled in the Medicare Advantage product targeted toward congressional leaders (UCare Champions).

• Collaborated across internal departments to inform and guide policy advocacy efforts, including consultation with: Clinical Services, Health Care Economics, Pharmacy, Behavioral Health, Quality Management, and Product Development & Strategy.

• Drafted and produced white papers, correspondence, testimony, talking points, fact sheets, and other communications materials for policymakers, volunteers, and external stakeholders.

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