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Health reform's 'gang of 6' reaps political cash

• San Francisco Chronicle
The bipartisan "gang of six" senators who helped craft the health care reform bill going before a key Senate committee Tuesday represent less than 3 percent of the U.S. population - but they hold a lot of power at a crucial policy-shaping moment in Congress.

That's why, analysts say, health care industry lobbyists have showered them with more campaign cash on average than other senators this year, in an attempt to influence the outcome.

Three Republican and three Democratic senators in the group, all of them members of the Senate Finance Committee, received an average of $74,600 from health industry lobbyists, according to The Chronicle's analysis of records through June.

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Comment by Lola Flores
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 Y'all don't really think that those Senawhores wrote the proposed bill, do ya?  That came straight out of the insurance companies' lawyers' brifcases.

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