money spelled out in scrabble letters on dollar bills
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To no one’s surprise, lobbying money from health and related industries dwarfs  all other sectors. Here’s a quick chart from OpenSecrets.org, which tracks such things. Notice that even defense/aerospace trails pharmaceuticals and health products, insurance, hospitals and nursing homes, health professionals and health services/HMO’s. Strange breakdown, but there you have it.

Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...