Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance; tax and trade policy
Senate Finance Committee, Office of the Speaker, Ways and Means Committee, Budget Committee, Republican political campaigns
Matt Hoffmann, Vice President, BGR Government Affairs, is a member of the firm’s health care practice, where he co-leads the Market Access and Reimbursement team. He has successfully guided clients through the complex intersection of federal and state health care regulation, whether it’s addressing reimbursement issues from federal health programs or advocating for expanded coverage of cutting-edge therapies. While Matt spends the majority of his time as part of the Health and Lifesciences Team, he also plays a key role in BGR’s tax and trade activities.
Matt joined BGR in 2018 after working for more than 14 years working on Capitol Hill. His last position was as Policy Director at the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the major federal health care entitlement programs, the tax code and trade. He joined the committee during its consideration of the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and bipartisan budget deal. He played a central role in facilitating House and Senate policy communication, committee markups and policy development.
From 2006 to 2017, Matt worked for former Speaker Paul Ryan on the House Budget Committee, Ways and Means Committee, and finally the Speaker’s office. His primary focus was Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and legislative proposals to alter or amend their structure. In the Speaker’s Office, Matt worked across two administrations, covering the last year of President Obama’s administration and the first year of President Trump’s administration. In this role, he managed the development and advancement of the House’s health care agenda and served as lead negotiator between the House, Senate and White House for all health care related measures. In 2012, Matt served as Governor Romney’s Health Care Policy Advisory on the Romney/Ryan Presidential Campaign.
Matt received his B.A. from Columbia University in 2004 and his M.B.A from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2013. Originally from Massachusetts, Matt lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Emmy, and their two children, Joseph and Ada.