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Top 25 spending by health companies lobbying on Medicare

Company Total
1.AARP $20,880,000
2.American Medical Association (Ama)$17,300,000
3.Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers Of America$16,040,000
4.American Hospital Association $12,480,000
5.Merck & Co., Inc.$7,460,000
6.Nat'l Cmte To Preserve Social Security & Medicare$6,780,000
7.America's Health Insurance Plans (AAHP-HIAA) $5,840,000 *
8.Bristol-Myers Squibb Company $5,320,000
9.Seniors Coalition, The$5,270,000
10.Glaxosmithkline$4,950,000
11.Advamed$4,880,000
12.Eli Lilly & Company$4,760,000
13.Johnson & Johnson$4,340,000
14.Biotechnology Industry Organization$4,260,000
15.National Association Of Independent Insurers$4,111,000
16.Blue Cross And Blue Shield Association$3,940,000
17.Abbott Laboratories$3,720,000
18.Pfizer, Inc.$3,720,000
19.Raytheon Company$3,560,000
20.Hoffman-La Roche, Inc$3,201,693
21.Wyeth$3,100,000
22.Novartis Corp$2,977,687
23.Aetna Inc.$2,923,839
24.The Procter & Gamble Company$2,792,611
25.Federation Of American Hospitals$2,780,000

* Figure represents spending by America's Health Insurance Plans before the company's year-end 2003 merger with the Health Insurance Association of America. HIAA ranked 43rd in 2003, spending $2,490,000 on lobbying.

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