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The healthcare contributions given to the current crop of Democratic and Republican presidential candidates has reached $3.7 million this year, with Senator Clinton and Governor Romney accounting for 45 percent of that total. This is according to a recent report compiled by The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC). The report was compiled from a study conducted by the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy, which is the research arm of CNA/NNOC. The other front runners' contributions from healthcare that make up the total include Senator Obama with 15 percent, Senator McCain and former New York Mayor Giuliani with 11 percent each and Senator Edwards with 6 percent. CNA/NNOC public policy director Michael Lighty remarked that the industry cash is corrupting public policy on healthcare and leads to legislation benefiting the healthcare lobbyist. While he went on to say that the candidates receiving the contributions favor insurance-based reforms, none of them advocate the elimination of private health insurance.
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Title Annotation:Healthcare and Government
Publication:Health Management Technology
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2007
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