Michigan Association of Health Plans

Michigan Association of Health Plans expands team, adds Scott Kempa as legislative coordinator

Lansing, MI— Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) has expanded its team, hiring Scott Kempa as legislative coordinator effective July 3rd.

Kempa has been a health care policy analyst and lobbyist for the past three years for the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS). Previously, Kempa was a legislative staffer for members of the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate for more than six years.

“MAHP prides itself on providing objective, reliable, and resourceful health care information to lawmakers, and there is no one in town with a better-proven track record of doing just this than Scott Kempa,” said Dominick Pallone, executive director of MAHP. “Scott is respected by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for providing fair and balanced information on health care policies. He has tremendous analytical and lobbying attributes that will complement our team well.”

As legislative coordinator, Kempa will be charged with analyzing bills, writing policy summaries and concept papers, formulating positions based upon input from MAHP members, and lobbying members of the Michigan Legislature. As an economics graduate from Michigan State University, Scott’s analytical approach to policy development will enhance MAHP’s resourceful educational and informative health care policy resources for lawmakers and its members.

Christine Shearer, MAHP deputy director of legislation and advocacy, said, “Adding Scott to our team will only make us more responsive, more resourceful, and more helpful to lawmakers and our 11-member health plans.”

“I am excited to join a team I have actively worked with and respected for many years. MAHP has an excellent reputation, and I look forward to helping them advance sound public policies that will make health care more accessible, competitive, affordable, and equitable in Michigan,” stated Scott Kempa.

Kempa graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and resides in Lowell.


The Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) is an industry voice for 11 health care plans, covering more than 3.5 million Michigan residents, and 50 businesses affiliated with the health care industry. MAHP facilitates communication among members, government, and the industry regarding health care issues of common concern. The mission of the Michigan Association of Health Plans is to provide leadership for the promotion and advocacy of high quality, affordable, accessible health care for the citizens of Michigan.

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