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Familiar players in health bill lobbying

Washington Post, July 6, 2009

The nation's largest insurers, hospitals, and medical groups have hired more than 350 former government staff members and retired members of Congress in hopes of influencing their old bosses and colleagues, according to an analysis of lobbying disclosures and other records. The tactic is so widespread that three of every four major healthcare firms have at least one former insider on their lobbying payrolls, according to the analysis by the Washington Post.