Wellpoint

#178 Contributing Company

  • 1,475 contributions
  • $2,223,407 in total

#167 Most Interested Company

  • 6 bills supported
  • 3 bills opposed

#168 Most Influential Company

  • Won 2 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

Related Industries

IndustryContributionsBill Positions
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$59,892,507235
HMOs$16,562,52341

Top Recipients

SenatorsContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
Addison "Mitch" McConnell$33,9500
Mark R. Warner$26,4001
John McCain$24,3251
Dean Heller$18,0001
Daniel Coats$17,6490
House membersContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
Paul D. Ryan$30,2500
Steve Stivers$25,5000
Kevin McCarthy$24,5000
Steny H. Hoyer$22,5000
Pat Tiberi$21,5001

Top Stock Holders

PoliticianMinimum ValueMaximum ValueAverage Value
John A. Boehner$15,001$50,000$32,501
Sheldon Whitehouse$15,001$50,000$32,501
Jack Kingston$9,424$9,424$9,424
Fred Upton$1,001$15,000$8,001
Katherine M. Clark$1,001$15,000$8,001
Numbers on this page include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present.
'Top Stock Holders' based on data for 2013.