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Health care lobbyists number six per lawmaker

Jonathan D. Salant and Lizzie O’Leary of Bloomberg.com report that there are approximately 3,300 lobbyists currently working on the issue of health care. "That’s six lobbyists for each of the 535 members of the House and Senate, according to Senate records, and three times the number of people registered to lobby on defense." During the first six months of 2009, the lobbyists have collectively spent over $263.4 million.

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