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Healthcare’s Biggest Spenders on Lobbying

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Anonymous commentary regarding lobbying by “non-profits”: “And what construes “lobbying” is vaguely defined. Advocating on behalf of the nonprofit/mission doesn’t necessarily equate to lobbying. So, if the Baron, chooses tohave lunch with a few key people, like Pelosi, or Boehner, it’s lunch – and he was just advocating the mission. If he happens to mention to add ABMS to certain bills like HR2 in “passing”, that’s not really lobbying unless you can prove it.Influencing legislation without stakeholder input, primarily the physicians they certify, is in my opinion, an infringement of the “duty of care” that is required by nonprofits via the IRS. The dollars weren’t disclosed at all — that’s significant b/c ABIM is a 501c3. They can say a variety of things regarding what the money was used for when the spent it for these “consulting firms.”http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Lobbying

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