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December 15, 2009

Companies Shed More Light On Health Bill Lobbying

"Several news outlets report on the lobbying efforts of interest groups, including drug makers, big business and insurers.

"USA Today: 'Sweeping ethics rules passed by Congress in 2007 require corporate interests that lobby Washington to reveal more information than ever, such as how much they donate to politicians' favorite charities. Yet companies don't have to detail how much money they give to powerful trade associations, nor does federal law require trade groups to disclose the amount they receive from each member for political activity.' ..."

Read more in Kaiser Health News, December 14, 2009.