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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Health care money chase

From OpenSecrets:

If you're trying to understand all of the reasons why your representatives may support or oppose certain health care reform measures, we can add the money-in-politics puzzle pieces. Here's a cool tool that brings together data from various parts of OpenSecrets.org to show how much money each current lawmaker has raised from various health-related industries and the health sector overall since 1989 (including the haul of President Obama, who tops every one of these lists).

The full spreadsheet can be downloaded at the link above. Our own Representatives from Central Illinois and Illinois Senators took the following sums from the health care industries:

Hare, Phil (D IL-17 from Jan. 2007 to present)
* Health Sector $100,154
* Health Insurance $4,000
* Pharmaceutical $1,750
* Health Pros $84,904
* Hospitals $8,250
* Nursing Homes $2,000

Schock, Aaron (R IL-18 from Jan. 2009 to present)
* Health Sector $272,300
* Health Insurance $18,000
* Pharmaceutical $24,600
* Health Pros $178,050
* Hospitals $13,150
* Nursing Homes $3,000

Shimkus, John M (R IL-19 from January 2003 to present; and R IL-20 from January 1997 to January 2003)
* Health Sector $774,266
* Health Insurance $102,500
* Pharmaceutical $233,035
* Health Pros $385,593
* Hospitals $63,098
* Nursing Homes $43,440

Durbin, Dick (D IL from Jan. 1997 to present)
* Health Sector $1,488,315
* Health Insurance $162,100
* Pharmaceutical $199,100
* Health Pros $795,543
* Hospitals $219,826
* Nursing Homes $82,850

Burris, Roland (D IL from Dec. 2008 to present)
* Health Sector $1,000
* Health Insurance $0
* Pharmaceutical $0
* Health Pros $1,000
* Hospitals $0
* Nursing Homes $0

Obama, Barack (D IL from Jan. 2005 to Nov. 2008; Pres. Jan. 2009 to present)
* Health Sector $20,320,979
* Health Insurance $1,548,501
* Pharmaceutical $2,127,270
* Health Pros $12,281,578
* Hospitals $2,897,855
* Nursing Homes $242,590

I'm not sure if the figures for Obama include his time in the senate and as president, or just his time in the senate.

Via @sunlightnetwork

Posted by Marie at June 25, 2009 4:43 PM

Comments

Obama's figures have to include the Presidential campaign.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at June 26, 2009 4:32 PM

That's a nice database and an excellent idea. OpenSecrets could do a better job explaining what goes into each donor category. Health pros? I have an idea that that includes everything from the AMA and other professional medical organizations to nurses' unions and the SEIU.

Posted by: Dan at July 4, 2009 1:12 AM

In fact, if you drill down far enough (on some other page), OpenSecrets has some great info on those categories. For instance, here's the breakdown on the top 20 sources of "health pros" money in the current election cycle.

Posted by: Me Again at July 4, 2009 1:20 AM

Good point. And, it took me a while to figure out that "health sector" isn't a separate category, but some kind of total. I think.

Posted by: Marie at July 4, 2009 1:32 AM

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