Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

#189 Contributing Company

  • 908 contributions
  • $1,069,529 in total

#107 Most Interested Company

  • 15 bills supported
  • 4 bills opposed

#121 Most Influential Company

  • Won 4 bills on which it took a position

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Public Option Dies in Senate While Health Industry Money Flows

December 14, 2009 - The health care industry’s multi-million dollar investment in the Senate seems to be paying off, as the proposals for a publicly funded health insurance option are continually weakened.

The evolution of negotiations for a public option included in the health care reform bill are well-documented. Beginning with a robust proposal as introduced in the House—leveraging bulk purchasing power to achieve low rates—the compromise version that passed included negotiated rates, which could result in higher premiums than the average private insurance plan. Read more

Blue Dog Dems Receive More Health Insurance Funds than House Republicans

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Top Recipients

SenatorsContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
Andrew Lamar Alexander$25,0002
John McCain$22,6501
Addison "Mitch" McConnell$22,0000
Jim Risch$18,0000
Orrin G. Hatch$16,0003
House membersContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
John A. Boehner$35,5000
Charles W. Boustany Jr.$29,2501
Steny H. Hoyer$19,0000
Frank Pallone Jr.$15,0004
Steven Brett Guthrie$14,0000

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Numbers on this page include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present.