Report: Six health care lobbyists for every member of Congress

From Raw Story:

It seems everyone wants their opinions on health care reform to be heard, judging by the crowds of people attending town hall forums across the country, but will the investment of money and manpower that lobbying firms are devoting to making themselves heard by Congress drown out the general public?

For every lawmaker on Capitol Hill, there are about six lobbyists pushing their health care priorities, according to a Bloomberg News investigation published today. That’s about 3,300 registered health care lobbyists working Congress, clamoring for face time with each of 100 senators and 435 Representatives.

Bloomberg also examined new lobbyist registrations since July 1, 2009 and found that approximately three lobbying organizations per day, many headquartered on Washington, D.C.’s K Street, are lining up to lobby Congress on health reform.

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http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/08/14/report-six-health-care-lobbyists-for-every-member-of-congress/

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