$750,000: Amount Health Care Industry Spent Lobbying As Vermont Moved Toward Single-Payer

“Hospitals, doctors, drug companies, insurers and others with a stake in health care spent more than $750,000 lobbying at the Vermont Statehouse this year as lawmakers debated landmark legislation designed to put Vermont on the road toward universal health insurance,” the Associated Press is reporting, but notes that “exactly how much was spent on the bill itself is impossible to tell.” In May, Vermont “became the first state to lay the groundwork for single-payer health care.”