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Who's in the Room for Health Care?

This is a neat idea from NPR. They sent a photographer to the June 17 health reform mark-up and had him take panoramic shots of the mostly lobbyist crowd. Now they're asking their readers to help identify the attendees and their organizations. Check it out.

By Ezra Klein  |  June 25, 2009; 11:38 AM ET
 
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I count about 100 people in those pictures. So far, not a single representative of a doctor's lobbying group is in there, including the "all powerful" AMA.

My point is this. Everybody gripes about doctors standing in the way of health reform, but its a myth. The AMA hasnt had any real power since the 1960s. Health insurance lobbyists outnumber doctors lobbyists by a hundred to one. I predict you'll find more lobbyists for NURSING organizations than doctors in that room.

Posted by: platon201 | June 26, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

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