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Expertise + Integrity + Determination = Unparalleled Results

Illinois’ Go-To Consultant to the Healthcare Industry for Lobbying and Governmental Relations

Consulting Services

Strategic Advisory Services

Lobbying Services

Serving You Since 2016

Representing clients from major medical systems to community hospitals - Ben Lazare is a well-known and trusted voice at the Illinois State Capitol. He will help you navigate your priorities through the labyrinth of state government to arrive at the results you desire.

OUR SERVICES

Whatever your objectives may be, Ben Lazare is keen on building the necessary partnerships to build critical projects, secure policy support for local priorities, and can provide a variety of essential services for you.

Other Areas of Focus

Acquiring a knowledge and expertise in healthcare and human services issues, which he utilized to draft, analyze, and negotiate all Medicaid and human services legislation in the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate, Ben Lazare understands the complex relationships between decision makers at local, regional, state and federal levels of government, and the work required at all levels to get the job done.

2 Billion +

In Secured Funding for Clients

102

Serving Clients in All of Illinois’
Counties

16 +

Years Experience in the Illinois
Statehouse

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About Ben Lazare Consulting

When it comes to spurring government into action, knowing exactly when to nudge, when to push and when to prod is essential to getting things done. Over his 16 years in government affairs, Ben Lazare is an expert in strategic persuasion.

Very few people truly understand the intricacies of the state budget as it relates to healthcare expenditures in Illinois. With Ben Lazare, you’ll have one of those insiders fighting for your interests. His vast institutional knowledge and personal relationships with key decision-makers will provide you with the level of influence needed to get your priorities funded and make your voice heard on legislative matters.

Ben is intimately familiar with the inner workings of the state capitol, having spent a decade working directly for the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives where he was heavily involved in budget negotiations. The relationships he has carefully established with legislators and their staffs, government leaders and other lobbyists have made him a trusted voice in the statehouse and a go-to resource when healthcare issues are being debated.

This proficiency in government relations extends to other areas as well.

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Meet The Team

Ben Lazare

President

Ellie Cole

Executive Assistant

Services

Ben Lazare Consulting provides the services and representation you need to secure your place at the table when decisions are being made that impact your mission.

Strategy

Developing a roadmap to advance your priorities through the complex channels of state government.

Support

Keeping you abreast on proposed legislation and regulation to ensure you are a part of the conversation.

Communication

Elevating your voice with strong messaging that resonates in the statehouse and throughout the public arena.

Policy

Providing meaningful and lasting change by codifying your priorities into enactable legislation.

Contact

Whether you’re looking for representation, need some expert opinion or just have a general question, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line however it works best for you.

1500 N Halsted St, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60642

Phone: +217-553-1302

How can we help?

    Strategic Advocacy for Successful Outcomes

    Ben Lazare is a government affairs consultant providing lobbying services for a diverse clientele in the state of Illinois. Prior to his work as a lobbyist, Mr. Lazare worked for the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for 10 years. Mr. Lazare began his employment as a personal assistant to the Illinois Speaker, where he developed a bond with the longest serving statehouse Speaker in the United States. While working in this capacity, he established a strong network of contacts, including legislators, lobbyists and other elected officials.

    Mr. Lazare was later promoted to the lead policy staff member for healthcare and human services issues. He acquired a knowledge and expertise in the subject, which he utilized to draft, analyze and negotiate all Medicaid and human services legislation in the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate. In his lead staff role, Mr. Lazare collaborated with all legislative caucuses, the Governor’s Office and special interest groups to develop Illinois’ Medicaid budget, which is over $20 billion annually. His expert knowledge of the state budget provides incredibly rare insight and significant opportunities for clients seeking to obtain or maximize state funding. 

     Since 2016, Mr. Lazare has served as a contractual lobbyist, using the knowledge base and relationships he has built over the past decade to assist his clients, which include but are not limited to, hospital-based healthcare systems, individual hospitals, long-term care associations, behavioral health providers and other clients seeking to interact with the Medicaid program administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).

    Mr. Lazare has a niche lobbying skillset, specializing in healthcare issues due to his knowledge of the Medicaid program and strong relationships with HFS leadership and Democratic legislators who focus on healthcare issues.

    During his lobbying tenure Mr. Lazare has established an increasingly wide client-base and an impressive track record of success in meeting his clients’ needs.

    Ellie Cole is an executive assistant for Ben Lazare Consulting, Inc, overseeing all aspects of the company. Ellie graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and business. Prior to this position, she interned for a political communications firm and has stayed active in local and federal politics.

    As an executive assistant, Ellie has grown significantly in her knowledge of the Illinois state government. With an eye for detail, she helps generate successful results for each client of Ben Lazare Consulting, Inc.