News & Events - 2009/2010

Licy Do Canto Assesses Super Committee Impact on Health Industry


August 12, 2011

With as much as $1.5 trillion in federal funds hanging in the balance, the mammoth healthcare and defense industries are scrambling to lobby a special congressional committee tasked with slashing the deficit -- but in markedly different ways.

Do Canto Group Hired to Advocate on Health Care Reform

The Hill

May 2, 2011

The American Medical Association hired two outside lobbying firms over the spring recess, part of a crush of new registrations ahead of what are sure to be a frenetic few months as Congress debates the national debt and Medicare reform.

Licy Do Canto Comments on Sen. Rockefeller’s Warning to President Obama on Medicaid


April 13, 2011

Sen. Jay Rockefeller issued a warning to President Barack Obama Tuesday night: Don’t cut Medicaid. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said that he is asking his colleagues in the Senate “to join him in a letter to President Obama discouraging the administration from cutting Medicaid...”

Licy Do Canto Weighs In on Medicaid Coverage Bill


February 11, 2011

Health advocates for the poor have identified a tough problem, come up with a solution and drafted a bill. Still wanted: a sponsor for that bill.

Licy Do Canto Talks with Inside Health Policy on Medicare Board

Inside Health Policy

January 14, 2011

The Senate could try thwarting the health reform law's Independent Payment Advisory Board by blocking nominations to the panel, congressional and lobbyist sources say.

Fiscal Commission Health Savings Could Reappear in President's Budget

December 9, 2010

Members of the president’s bipartisan fiscal commission following meetings with Obama administration officials Thursday...

Healthcare Roundup: Lawsuits look more like practice for high court

October 19, 2010

Virginia's challenge to the constitutionality of the new healthcare reform law kicked off Monday in a Richmond courtroom...

Woolsey Seeks To Revive Public Option Debate By Drafting Updated Bill With 115 Cosponsors

July 15, 2010

Months after the health reform bill passed without the policy most favored by the progressive Democrats the public...

President's recess appointment has reignited the debate over healthcare

July 7, 2010

President Barack Obama's recess appointment of Donald Berwick to lead Medicare was intended to avoid another...

White House seeks missing health bounce

May 18, 2010

The White House is aggressively touting the new healthcare law after failing to see an immediate bounce in polls from...

Street Talk: Tweet Talking Woos the Influence Industry

April 26, 2010

Bruce Lesley and I have something in common: We both vigorously resisted joining Twitter...

Harkin Vows: No Health Reform Without His LTC Decision-Making Bill

June 10, 2009

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) pledged on Monday that he would do everything in his power -- including work on “the negative side”...

Licy Do Canto Weighs in on Potential Candidates For HHS Chief

February 4, 2009

Hours after Tom Daschle removed himself from consideration as HHS secretary and chief health reform architect for the Obama...

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Licy Do Canto to Launch New Public Relations Firm

Raben Group News

October 18, 2010

The Raben Group announced today that Licy M. Do Canto, a principal and co-director of the firm’s health and education practice group, will be founding The Do Canto Group…