Michael Bromberg, Former Head Of The Federation Of American Hospitals, Dies
Bromberg was a leading health-care lobbyist who often avoided the spotlight but cultivated support from both political parties. He unsuccessfully sought to get the Clinton administration to modify its plan for health reform and then played a key role in fighting the proposal.
The Washington Post:
Michael Bromberg, Leading Health-Insurance Lobbyist, Dies At 78
Michael Bromberg, a leading health-care lobbyist who battled the Clinton White House over health-care reform and for more than four decades played an influential if rarely acknowledged role behind the scenes of Washington policymaking, died Aug. 12 at his home in Manhattan. He was 78. The cause was leukemia, said a daughter, Melissa Fass. Mr. Bromberg, whom The Washington Post once called the “dean of Washington health lobbyists,” was known for being tough but resolutely pragmatic. He cultivated friends in both major political parties over dinners at his then home in the city’s Kalorama neighborhood. (Smith, 8/16)
Influential Healthcare Lobbyist And FAH Leader Mike Bromberg Dies
Longtime head of the Federation of American Hospitals Mike Bromberg, known for his knowledge of healthcare policy and the workings of Congress, died Friday, according to the FAH. He was the first Washington-based leader of the organization that represents private, for-profit hospitals and which is now celebrating its 50th year. He was CEO from 1969 to 1994 and continued to serve on the board until his death. He was also chairman of the consulting company Capitol Health Group. (Muchmore, 8/15)