Your Healthcare Dollars at Work
The presidential campaigns of Democratic and Republican contenders are in full swing and healthcare is again a hot-button issue among the candidates. . .and their key fundraisers. In an analysis for the New York Times, the Washington, DC-based Center for Responsive Politics found that spending patterns have shifted as several contenders for the Democratic nomination have made healthcare reform a central plank in their platform. The newspaper reported this weekend that hospitals, health plans, doctors and drug-makers contributed more than $11 million to candidates from both parties through the first nine months of the year.