Monday, November 21, 2016

Pharma Companies Spent $148,047,760 on Lobbying in 2015

The LA Times recently released an article on healthcare industry political lobbying. Here are some key findings from the report:

Pharmaceutical manufacturing spent $148,047,760 on lobbying in 2015.
Hospitals and nursing homes spent $93,592,884 on lobbying in 2015.
Health professionals (including physician groups) spent $89,928,202.
Health services/insurers/HMOs spent $74,356,196 on lobbying in 2015.
In 2016 pharmaceutical companies contributed over $17 million to campaigns.
The top recipient of industry money was Paul Ryan who received $230,000+.

Source: LA Times, November 15, 2016

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