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Health insurers spent big bucks on lobbying over the past year

The Hill, January 26, 2010

America's largest insurance companies spent millions more on lobbying last year as lawmakers debated healthcare reform, lobbying disclosure records show. Overall, the companies increased lobbying spending by an average of 24% from 2008 to 2009, according to an analysis of disclosure reports. The list includes insurance giants such as Aetna and Wellpoint along with the industry's major trade association, America's Health Insurance Plans, The Hill reports.