POLITICS
07/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nate Silver: Health Care Industry Lobbying, Contributions Could Doom Public Option

As I lamented yesterday, health care is one of those areas where both popular opinion and sound public policy seem to take a backseat to protecting those stakeholders who benefit from the status quo. But can we actually see -- statistically -- the impact of lobbying by the insurance industry on the prospects for health care reform? I believe that the answer is yes.

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