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Regence Joins with Koch Industries to Support Conservative Business PACs

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The leading health insurer has not directed money from its own PAC much yet this campaign season, instead it is working in tandem with our big businesses to support centrist Democrats and the Republican Party.

Regence BlueCross BlueShield has teamed up with a collection of business interests, including Koch Industries, to support conservative political action c

Donations to Oregon Governor’s Race Top $6 Million

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Gov. Kate Brown has a slight lead in overall fundraising, with $3.2 million raised by the Democratic incumbent toward her re-election campaign. Her chief challenger Knute Buehler is not far behind, with $2.9 million raised.

The Oregon Medical Association and a handful of health leaders are putting their money behind Gov. Kate Brown’s top Republican challenger while she continues to collect money from biotech companies, as well as health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers.

Healthcare Industry Donates Nearly $2 Million to Support Measure 101

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The Yes on Healthcare campaign has spent almost all of its funds now that ballots have arrived at Oregon households. Opponents have not reported raising one-tenth as much.

If money were all it takes to win elections, the backers of the healthcare funding package of Measure 101 would win approval by a landslide on Jan. 23.

Summer 2014 Shows Heavy Political Spending by Healthcare Players

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The leading healthcare unions -- the Oregon Nurses Association and SEIU -- led the way in spending on Democrats, but their money was countered by spending by dentists and Regence on Republicans; doctors’ groups and drug companies opened their wallets to both parties.

The healthcare industry has had an active summer, putting down upwards of $1.2 million trying to sculpt the outcome of the 2014 political elections and put their fingerprints on public policy for the 2015 legislative ses

The pulse of Kruse's donors

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State senator accepts health care cash for Nov.

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September 29, 2012 -- Democrat Eldon Rollins is blasting his incumbent rival for accepting donations from the pharmaceutical lobby.

Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) has accepted $22,000 from health care companies and advocacy groups in the lead-up to this year's election. Election records show that pharmaceutical companies have been consistent backers during his political career.

Kruse says he cares little about the source of his campaign donations. He does not handle those transactions directly.

Healthcare Executives Back John Kitzhaber

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The Oregon healthcare industry is putting the weight of sizeable political donations behind Democrat John Kitzhaber
August 4, 2010 -- In the race for Oregon governor, healthcare organizations and the industry’s top executives have contributed nearly five times more to Democrat John Kitzhaber than his Republican opponent, Chris Dudley, with one noticeable exception.
 

Healthcare Groups Among Donors to 'Yes' on 66, 67

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SEIU, CareOregon and Oregon Health Care Association top the list

January 6, 2010 -- The majority of the $3.5 million raised to support ballot measures 66 and 67 has come from public employee unions that represent over 130,000 Oregon workers. However, the healthcare community has also weighed in, according to data filed with the Oregon Elections Division reported by Common Cause.

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