WellPoint

#125 Contributing Company

  • 892 contributions
  • $1,306,380 in total

#114 Most Interested Company

  • 5 bills supported
  • 3 bills opposed

#115 Most Influential Company

  • Won 1 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

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Top Recipients

SenatorsContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
Daniel Coats$36,3490
John McCain$24,2751
Kelly Ayotte$12,7500
Charles "Pat" Roberts$10,5001
Rob Portman$10,4500
House membersContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
John A. Boehner$20,5000
Paul Ryan$20,0000
Pat Tiberi$16,7501
Steve Stivers$16,5000
Peter J. Roskam$14,0001

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.