With the November congressional and presidential elections a little more than three months away, provider advocates have ramped up their campaign giving—with one notable exception.
Provider political action committees already have taken in and distributed millions of dollars to both incumbents and challengers, but the largest such provider group—run by the American Hospital Association—has spent less than half of the money it has collected from members in the current election cycle.
The AHA PAC collected $3,140,010 by the end of June but spent only $1,318,569, according to the political campaign contribution tracking site OpenSecrets.org.
The American Health Care Association PAC actually has spent more than AHA, even though it has collected only about half as much: $1,658,281.
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