What is going to be the total cost of Health Care lobbying? $400million plus?

They are calling it the “super bowl” of heath care reform. Super Bowl because it is costing more than the damn super bowl to put on.

The amount of money lobbyists are spending on health care reform could break records, and now that the five bills before Congress have cleared committee, that spending is going to go on even further

The funny thing is, this article estimates that they have only spent $263 million, however earlier reports suggest as of the first half of this year the figure was $280 million. and the total cost is going to be around $400million.

Enough money for 30,000 families in the U.S to afford health care.

There are more than 3,000 people registered to lobby about health care, almost six lobbyists for every member of Congress

All I know is we seem to be entering a game of he said, she said, the health insurance companies are starting to come out swinging saying this is going to cost more and politicans are shooting it down, something very similar to when Clinton was in office.

Shold we address caps being spent on lobbying? Does that not seem fair considering the amount of money being spent on this, which in the long run, ends up in the pockets of the people that are “suppose to help you”

Im smelling something in the air and its certainly not smelling sweet.

Thoughts?

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Published in: on October 15, 2009 at 8:34 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. It is most unfortunate that the healthcare industry would rather spent millions on lobbyists rather that their insured.

  2. Does anyone know what the taxpayer’s subsidy to the health insurers is each year? That subsidy is being used to pay their lobbyists, is this insane or what!


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