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Health bill foes solicit funds for economic study

Washington Post, November 16, 2009

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an assortment of national business groups opposed to President Obama's healthcare reform effort are collecting money to finance an economic study that could be used to portray the legislation as a job killer and threat to the nation's economy, reports the Washington Post. An e-mail written by the Chamber's senior health policy manager proposes spending $50,000 to hire a "respected economist" to study the impact of healthcare legislation would have on jobs and the economy.