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Insurance Industry Successful in Initial Fight Against Public Option; Public Feels Left Out
Date:9/30/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate Finance Committee handed a major victory to the health care industry Tuesday by voting down two proposals that would have created a "public option" to compete against private health insurance providers as part of an overhaul of the nation's health care system. The industry has fought the public option with lobbying expenses and campaign contributions since the beginning of the year, fearing that the proposed policy would cut into their record profits. A study done earlier this month by Public Campaign Action Fund found that the insurance and HMO industry spent nearly $5 billion per week in reported contributions and lobbying expenses.

At the same time, a poll recently conducted jointly by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Kaiser Family Foundation and National Public Radio found that the vast majority of people don't feel like they personally have a voice in the debate over health care. According to the poll, "Seventy-one percent say that Congress is paying too little attention to what people like them are saying about changes to the health care system, and two-thirds say there is no group in Washington that represents their own views on what's best for the country when it comes to health care, or they don't know if there is such a group."

"It is hard to argue that the huge sums of money these companies have spent on fighting off the public option have not influenced the outcome of this fight, specifically the campaign contributions," said Bob Edgar, president and CEO of Common Cause.

According to analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, the 15 lawmakers to vote against the public option amendment offered by Sen. Jay Rockefeller received $69,137 more, on average, from the insurance industry since 1989 than the eight who voted for it. The 13 lawmakers who voted against another public option amendment offered by Sen. Chuck Schumer received $93,177 more, on
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