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

Health Care Lobby Takes Fight To The States

Like about a dozen other states, Florida is debating a proposed amendment to its state constitution that would try to block, at least symbolically, much of the proposed federal health care overhaul on the grounds that it tramples individual liberty.

But what unites the proposal's legislative backers is more than ideology. Its 42 co-sponsors, all Republicans, were almost all recipients of outsized campaign contributions from major health care interests, a total of about $765,000 in 2008, according to a new study by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, a nonpartisan group based in Helena, Mont.

Read more on New York Times

Subscribe to the Politics email.
How will Trump’s administration impact you?