Calif. Health Care Lobbying Tops $33.8M in First 10 Months of 2015
In the first 10 months of this year, health care stakeholders spent more than $33.8 million on lobbying in California, according to data released by the Secretary of State, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
That amount is 18.2% more than the same period in 2014.
The top 10 spenders on health care lobbying in the state were:
- The California Hospital Association, which spent $8.2 million on lobbying efforts;
- Kaiser Permanente, which spent nearly $1.9 million;
- The California Medical Association, which spent nearly $1.5 million;
- The California Association of Health Plans, which spent $617,827;
- The California Optometric Association, which spent $547,735;
- The American Cancer Society, which spent $512,726;
- The California Dental Association, which spent $512,532;
- The Alliance of Catholic Health Care, which spent $424,141;
- The California Alliance of Child and Family Services, which spent $419,035; and
- Vision Service Plan, which spent $440,660 (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 11/3).