Monday, July 6, 2009

Fighting Health Care Reform at $1.4 Million/Day

The WaPo (which has been busy trying to score some of that Dirty Money for itself) has an article up on the current state of play for health care lobbying.

The nation's largest insurers, hospitals and medical groups have hired more than 350 former government staff members and retired members of Congress in hopes of influencing their old bosses and colleagues, according to an analysis of lobbying disclosures and other records.

The hirings are part of a record-breaking influence campaign by the health-care industry, which is spending more than $1.4 million a day on lobbying in the current fight, according to disclosure records.

If you think they are spending this kind of money in order to improve health care delivery you need to check your current policy, if you are lucky enough to have one, to see what kind of mental health care you are eligible for and then go and use it!

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