AP:Doctors’ group spends most on health lobbying

Written by admin on July 20th, 2009

Check out the AP story on who is spending money lobbying the Administration on health care:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32014652/ns/politics-white_house/

From the article:

The AMA has now spent $8.2 million lobbying so far this year. Eli Lilly has reported $7 million in lobbying expenses for 2009.

Other top lobbying spenders among health organizations for this year’s second quarter included Glaxosmithkline, $2.3 million; Bayer Corp., $1.9 million; America’s Health Insurance Plans, representing the health insurance industry, $1.9 million; Novartis, $1.8 million; and Metlife Group Inc., $1.7 million.

Also, Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc. reported spending $1.6 million in the second quarter; Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. $1.6 million; Allstate Insurance Co. $1.5 million; Merck & Co. Inc. $1.5 million; New York Life Insurance Co. $1.5 million; F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. and its affiliates $1.5 million; the American College of Radiology Association $1.2 million; and Siemens Corp. $1 million.

 

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