Thursday, March 4, 2010

Eight Healthcare Lobbyists for Every Member of Congress

Does the healthcare industry really need eight lobbyists for every member of Congress? Apparently so, as 4,525 lobbyists fanned out across Capitol Hill last year, in an effort to influence healthcare reform, according to new data from the Center for Public Integrity, which funds in-depth, investigative journalism. A total of 1,750 healthcare companies and organizations shelled out $1.2 billion to deploy the massive army of lobbyists, and it resulted in "money well spent," according to the Center’s analysis. Read more at Fierce Healthcare.

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