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I put together some charts/stats based on a table in the Washington Post. My charts and conclusions are based on all of the reps who received at least $1 million or more from the health care industry. I am not very good at this sort of thing, so please do point out any erroneous conclusions you spot, and add your own conclusions (I’ll make corrections to the post as needed)!

IN ORDER OF REPS RECEIVING HIGHEST $ AMTS

  1. Charles Rangel D-NY $3,248,401 18.2%
  2. Frank Pallone D-NJ $2,835,586 16.8%
  3. Steny Hoyer D-MD $2,726,559 10.1%
  4. Joe L. Barton R-TX $2,719,871 23.3%
  5. Roy Blunt R-MO $2,423,886 19.5%
  6. Tom Price R-GA $2,397,977 13.7%
  7. Eric Cantor R-VA $2,213,028 11.4%
  8. John Dingell D-MI $2,131,192 11.3%
  9. John Boehner R-OH $2,036,770 12.4%
  10. John Gingrey R-GA $1,867,943 18.8%
  11. Fortney Stark D-CA $1,762,292 11.2%
  12. David L. Camp R-MI $1,553,605 14%
  13. Henry Waxman D-CA $1,551,950 9.60%
  14. John N. Deal R=GA $1,503,955 23.2%
  15. Earl Pomeroy D-ND $1,446,549 12.1%
  16. Pete Sessions R-TX $1,424,900 35.7%
  17. Anna Eshoo D-CA $1,361,326 11.2%
  18. Nancy Pelosi D-CA $1,289,850 12.8%
  19. Michael Burgess R-TX $1,270,423 21.1%
  20. Stephen Buyer R-IN $1,264,527 12.4%
  21. Wayne Whitfield R-KY $1,252,030 18.9%
  22. Mark S. Kirk R-IL $1,232,776 10.2%
  23. Mike Dennis Rogers R-AL $1,212,731 15.1%
  24. Barton J. Gordon D-TN $1,192,646 14.2%
  25. Charles Boustany R-LA $1,124,736 19.4%
  26. Ronald Paul R-TX $1,115,839 24%
  27. John Shadegg R-AZ $1,025,825 20.6%
  28. John Murtha D-PA $1,016,404 12.2%
  29. Steven Rothman D-NJ $1,008,972 17.1%
  30. Xavier Becerra D-CA $1,002,233 42.4%

This applies to all tables:
red
=
Republicans
blue
=
the one Democrat who voted “no” on the bill and received $1million plus from the health industry
%=
percentage of uninsured in a rep’s district.

PERCENTAGE OF UNINSURED IN A REP’S DISTRICT [highest to lowest]

  1. Xavier Becerra D-CA $1,002,233 42.4%
  2. Pete Sessions R-TX $1,424,900 35.7%
  3. Ronald Paul R-TX $1,115,839 24%
  4. Joe L. Barton R-TX $2,719,871 23.3%
  5. John N. Deal R=GA $1,503,955 23.2%
  6. Michael Burgess R-TX $1,270,423 21.1%
  7. John Shadegg R-AZ $1,025,825 20.6%
  8. Roy Blunt R-MO $2,423,886 19.5%
  9. Charles Boustany R-LA $1,124,736 19.4%
  10. Wayne Whitfield R-KY $1,252,030 18.9%
  11. John Gingrey R-GA $1,867,943 18.8%
  12. Charles Rangel D-NY $3,248,401 18.2%
  13. Steven Rothman D-NJ $1,008,972 17.1%
  14. Frank Pallone D-NJ $2,835,586 16.8%
  15. Mike Dennis Rogers R-AL $1,212,731 15.1%
  16. Barton J. Gordon D-TN $1,192,646 14.2%
  17. David L. Camp R-MI $1,553,605 14%
  18. Tom Price R-GA $2,397,977 13.7%
  19. Nancy Pelosi D-CA $1,289,850 12.8%
  20. Stephen Buyer R-IN $1,264,527 12.4%
  21. John Boehner R-OH $2,036,770 12.4%
  22. John Murtha D-PA $1,016,404 12.2%
  23. Earl Pomeroy D-ND $1,446,549 12.1%
  24. Eric Cantor R-VA $2,213,028 11.4%
  25. John Dingell D-MI $2,131,192 11.3%
  26. Fortney Stark D-CA $1,762,292 11.2%
  27. Anna Eshoo D-CA $1,361,326 11.2%
  28. Mark S. Kirk R-IL $1,232,776 10.2%
  29. Steny Hoyer D-MD $2,726,559 10.1%
  30. Henry Waxman D-CA $1,551,950 9.60%

The Top 10 Recipients of Health Care Industry Dollars in the House

  1. Charles Rangel D-NY $3,248,401 18.2%
  2. Frank Pallone D-NJ $2,835,586 16.8%
  3. Steny Hoyer D-MD $2,726,559 10.1%
  4. Joe L. Barton R-TX $2,719,871 23.3%
  5. Roy Blunt R-MO $2,423,886 19.5%
  6. Tom Price R-GA $2,397,977 13.7%
  7. Eric Cantor R-VA $2,213,028 11.4%
  8. John Dingell D-MI $2,131,192 11.3%
  9. John Boehner R-OH $2,036,770 12.4%
  10. John Gingrey R-GA $1,867,943 18.8%

CONCLUSIONS

  • 17 of the individuals who received over $1 million from the health care industry are REPUBLICANS.
  • Only ONE Democrat receiving over $1 million from the healthcare industry voted “NO” on bill 3952.
  • The total dollar amount received from the healthcare industry by the Democrats on this list is $22,573,960 million.
  • The total dollar amount received from the healthcare industry by the Repubs on this list is $26,737,217 million; therefore, Repubs surpassed the $ amount received by the Dems..
  • In general, the percentage of uninsured constituents is higher in districts and states represented by the  Republicans on this list, and many of those states are in the South.
  • The top ten recipients of health care industry dollars indicates a majority of Republicans.
  • NONE of the Democrats receiving over $1 million from the health industry, with the exception of Gordon, voted “no” in spite of the money.

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KQµårk 死神
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Excellent online tool I got from Health Care for America to thank your Rep. if they voted yes or show your displeasure if they voted no on the healthcare bill.

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5831/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=367

bito
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Hello all, just logging in for the day. One of those days.
Someone help me with this and who said it. At one time a Rep was accused of taking too much money from the lobbyists and he stated:
A Rep worth his salt will smoke their cigars, take their money, drink their best whiskey and screw their “women”. Then vote against them!
I believe it was during the 50’s.

bito
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Excuse my manners Nicole, Good post and I like your conclusions

nellie
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“If you can

bito
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Thanks. I knew that of of the brilliant minds at The Planet would know. I still miss Ms. Molly!

Obama20082012
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Great post Nicole473. Boutsany of La is a doctor, has he no shame?

javaz
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Thank you for this information, Nicole.

YAE!
Was able to log in!
Was a bit worried but that’s my paranoia!
🙂

dndobson
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Bear in mind that receiving money from the “Health Industry” includes individuals working in said industry and not necessarily coming from the heads of Insurance companies or their PACS. If you go to open secrets and check out Rangle, for instance (http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=Career&type=C&cid=N00000964&newMem=N&recs=20) you can approximate the Times number if you chose Career and start adding up the heath related categories (many of which represent working people and not industries) till you get the 3 million+.

So I am not sure what this chart means – other than that the money did NOT influence the voting, which certainly runs counter the narrative I follow, being on the left and presuming massive corruption on the conservative side of politics.

KQµårk 死神
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Welcome and that is true. Especially when you consider doctors being part of the healthcare industry, many of whom want real reform.

AdLib
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Welcome to The Planet, dndobson!

I think that the uniquely intense public pressure from so many out there, especially the grass roots Dems, may have provided a rare counterweight to all the special interest spending in this one occasion.

I mean, what good is a chunk of insurance company campaign contributions if your base refuses to vote for you?

HITO
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HITO

Well done Nicole. Hope you are ok with my calling you “datagirl” going forward. I love this type of info, easy to comprehend and draw conclusions from. Wish you had been on my school’s reading committee back in the day.

Thank you very much.

TheLateGrardini
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Good afternoon young lady. Big day yesterday, more to come!

escribacat
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It will be interesting to see how much these YES voters get from the industry in the future.

kesmarn
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There’s a little part of me that chuckles at the thought of Charlie Rangel’s accepting over $3 million and then voting yes on reform. Heh.

KQµårk 死神
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FYI the list of Ayes and Noes roll call vote.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll887.xml

KQµårk 死神
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Excellent compilation Nicole. $1.4 million dollars a day will buy you a hell of allot in Washington. The final votes are important for sure but how the legislation is crafted is even more important in my opinion, that’s why Dems got more money from lobbyists because they were the ones writing the legislation. In a few ways I think the House bill really bucked the lobbyists like limiting the way private insurance can penalize older people and people with preexisting conditions and bucking the anti-trust exemption but lobbyist cash is surely the reason providers are not being reimbursed at Medicare +5% rates.

nellie
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Ending the antitrust exemption was huge.

I’m hearing a lot of liberals come out on the side of negotiated rates, so that might not have been an insurance influence. That might have come more from rural reps who want to make sure their providers are paid competitively.

nellie
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Great work, Nicole!

Who was the Dem no vote?