Friday, August 14, 2009

Reform Rx - Disconnected Connections

Where's the disconnect to real citizen needs in Congress?

  • Six lobbyists per lawmaker are at work on health overhaul now.
  • Health-insurer and managed-care stocks have gained this year.
  • $263.4 million spent on health care lobbying during the first 6 months of this year
  • The health-care industry has contributed $20.5 million to federal candidates and political parties during the first 6 months of this year.

Making any connections yet? Story at Bloomberg.


Check out Senator Snowe's Federal latest Federal Election Commission quarterly reports to look up donor individual contribution (mostly out of DC, VA & MD) and PAC funding.

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