Dem. Rep.: "The Lobbyists Are Winning" On Health Care Reform

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lobbying by doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, meanwhile, dimmed the prospects of various proposals to cut into their incomes, including allowing government negotiation of Medicare drug prices and creating a government insurer with the muscle to lower fee payments.

"The lobbyists are winning," said Representative Jim Cooper, a conservative Tennessee Democrat who teaches health policy.

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