Bipartisan Firm Chamber Hill Strategies Launches

Bell, Sims, join to form consulting firm focused on health care, tax policy


October 2, 2012

Contact: Jennifer Bell, 571-239-8459,

Michaela Sims, 202-503-8832,

WASHINGTON, DC — Chamber Hill Strategies, a new bipartisan government affairs consulting firm formed by Jennifer Bell and Michaela Sims, announced its formation today.

Focusing primarily on health care and tax policy before the U.S. Senate, House and the Administration, Chamber Hill Strategies offers bipartisan strategic counsel on legislative initiatives, regulatory matters and political issues. The firm’s founding partners, Bell and Sims, will put their expertise in the subtleties of policy, politics, people and process to work crafting and implementing tailored solutions that meet their clients’ strategic federal objectives.

“Among the many reasons I wanted to partner with Michaela are her impeccable reputation for hard work, her ability to translate the minutia of Washington into plain talk, and her dogged determination to succeed. From years of working in the political center for moderate Senators, she has an unparalleled network that produces key insights, reliable information and winning strategies. I’m glad she’s on my team and our clients are too,” said Jennifer Bell.

“Jennifer Bell is a triple threat – she brings substance, experience and success to the table. These qualities are especially important when clients want to win the issue, not just the day. Her vast experience in both Houses of Congress and with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will serve our clients well as they work through the politics to succeed on the policy,” said Michaela Sims.

In addition to strategic counsel and consulting, Chamber Hill Strategies is proud to offer PolicyCrush, an issue-based subscription service that provides daily email reports of the top health policy developments from the never-ending news cycle delivered to subscriber inboxes every morning. PolicyCrush includes links to difficult-to-find federal government announcements and little-reported analytical pieces from think tanks, stakeholders and policy influencers. The report goes beyond the headlines and into the policy, providing a deeper dive for clients and subscribers looking to read the tea leaves, not just the clips. Delivered before

6:30 am ET every weekday, PolicyCrush covers the hottest topics in health policy. Chamber Hill Strategies plans to expand PolicyCrush’s issue coverage in 2013. For more information, visit

Jennifer Bell, co-founder of Chamber Hill Strategies, has a proven track record of success in impacting each major health care bill enacted in the last decade. She advises a wide variety of clients, including acute and post-acute care hospitals, dialysis providers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices, physician groups, pharmacy-related providers, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, technology companies, private equity investors, and hedge funds. Jennifer has over a dozen years of experience working on and around Capitol Hill, including serving as majority health policy advisor for Chairman Chuck Grassley on the Senate Finance Committee and as an advisor for then-U.S. Representative John Thune. A significant amount of her practice focuses on the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, in addition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Prior to founding Chamber Hill Strategies, Jennifer led numerous client strategies at two prominent law and lobbying firms as well as launched her own successful policy and advocacy consulting firm Jennifer Bell + Partners.

Michaela Sims, co-founder of Chamber Hill Strategies, is known for her keen insight and ability to use plain English when explaining complicated matters to clients. For over fifteen years, in both the public and private sectors, she has worked in numerous policy areas, though Michaela’s main area of expertise is working on health and tax policy. She has provided critical insight and strategic advice during both the development and implementation of the health reform law to many health care industry clients, including hospitals, long-term care providers, and pharmaceutical and insurance companies. On tax policy, she has successfully driven strategies to protect the business interests of clients in a wide variety of industries. For ten years, Michaela served as a senior legislative director and counsel in the US Senate for Senators Bob Kerrey and Ben Nelson, playing a major role in many key legislative efforts, including the 2001 and 2003 tax laws and the enactment of enhanced Medicaid funds for states. Drawing on her strong ties to Senate centrists, she has developed a reputation as an honest broker with credibility on both sides of the aisle.