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Healthcare groups lobby at record pace

USA Today, October 22, 2009

The drug and insurance industries have amped up their efforts to lobby Congress, spending millions over a three-month period to influence legislation aimed at reshaping the nation's healthcare system, new reports show. America's Health Insurance Plans, for example, racked up $6.3 million in lobbying expenses this year—$1 million more than the same period in 2008, according to lobbying reports.