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UnitedHealth Cut Lobbying Spending Even As Congress Finalized Health Reform Measure
The Associated Press: The UnitedHealth Group Inc. "dialed down" their federal lobbying in the first quarter of 2010, even as Congress prepared to pass the health reform bill. In the first quarter of 2010, it spent $660,000 on lobbying, less than half of the $1.5 million it spent in the first quarter of 2009 on lobbying. "UnitedHealth is the largest publicly traded health insurer based on revenue. It also operates segments that sell wellness programs and information services, aside from commercial and government-based coverage" (5/21).
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