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Health-Care Interests Go to the States

The fight over health care isn't nearly over. It will continue at the state level, USA Today reports, where health-care interests are hurling money at the issue. Health-care interests are the top donors to six governors committed to fighting the new law. In 2009, health-care companies were four of the top 10 donors to the Democratic Governors Association and three of the top 10 donors to the Republican Governors Association. In 2008, the health-care industry donated a whopping $116.7 million on state campaigns and $167.2 million on federal ones.