There are at least six health care lobbyists for each member of Congress, and so far this year they’ve spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars: How lobbyists are shaping the healthcare policy debate.


  • Sheila Krumholz Communications director, the Center for Responsive Politics,
  • Norman Ornstein Is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
  • Andrew Kohut Director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
  • Wendell Potter Senior fellow on Health Care, Center for Media and Democracy and former health industry director of public relations

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