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NEW REPORT: Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget

Along with Health Care for America Now, Public Campaign Action Fund announced a new report today: "Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget," which details the huge amount of campaign cash flowing to supporters of the Ryan plan, and how those interests benefit. 

Campaign Coffers Filled, Republicans Fight to Protect Health Insurance Company Profits

An op-ed in the Huffington Post today by Health Care For America Now Executive Director, Ethan Rome, illustrates how major health insurance companies saw their profits soar as they "charged more and provided less" in the last few years.

Sen. Richard Burr Named Fourth "Insurance Puppet"

Public Campaign Action Fund has named Sen. Richard Burr (D-N.C.) the latest "Insurance Puppet."

 

According to data compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Sen. Burr has received $274,586 in campaign contributions from the health insurance industry throughout his career.

 

For the full list of "insurance puppets," click here.

The Money in Politics Connection

The Public Campaign Action Fund released a report today regarding Sen. Ben Nelson's decision to oppose a public insurance option. The report includes an in-depth money in politics analysis - linking Sen. Nelson to over 1.2 million dollars in contributions from insurance interests.

To learn more and read the report, click here.