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Top-spending lobbyists on the Medicare bill

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$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
26. Amgen$2,740,000
27. Aventis$2,570,712
28. Health Insurance Association Of America $2,490,000 *
29. Aflac Inc$2,320,000
30. American Academy Of Family Physicians$2,311,150
31. American College Of Physicians$2,120,000
32. Baxter Healthcare Corporation$2,100,000
33. Cigna Corporation$1,980,000
34. Schering-Plough Legislative Resources L.L.C.$1,850,000
35. American Cancer Society, Inc.$1,820,000
36. American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Hns, Inc.$1,600,000
37. Astrazeneca$1,520,000
38. Bayer Corporation$1,520,000
39. Genzyme Corporation$1,500,000
40. Wellpoint Health Networks$1,470,000
41. Pacificare Health Systems$1,425,000
42. Unitedhealthcare Corp$1,220,000

* Figure represents total before end of 2003 merger of America's Health Insurance Plans and Health Insurance Association of America. Combined, the new company, now called America's Health Plans, or AHP, would rank fourth among health companies, and sixth among all companies, for 2003 spending at $8,330,000.

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