Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

#188 Contributing Company

  • 1,807 contributions
  • $2,138,672 in total

#88 Most Interested Company

  • 28 bills supported
  • 4 bills opposed

#117 Most Influential Company

  • Won 6 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$29,2502
John McCain$27,1753
Bob Corker$25,4501
Addison "Mitch" McConnell$23,0001
Mark Kirk$19,6004
House membersContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
Charles W. Boustany Jr.$35,7502
Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann$16,6790
Steny H. Hoyer$16,5000
Frank Pallone Jr.$15,0004
Robert J. Dold$14,0002

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