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Hospitals and Doctors’ Groups Spend More Than $1 million on Elections

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Three doctor’s groups, including the Coalition for a Healthy Oregon, have combined to spend more than $900,000 in Oregon elections.

Oregon’s hospitals are making another big play on the outcome of Oregon’s elections and the shape of the 2017 Legislative session through the Oregon Hospital Political Action Committee, which has spent $352,000 in the 22 months since the beginning of last year, including $284,000 directly on Oregon political races.

Regence Drops Another $56,000 on Oregon Legislative Campaigns

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The health insurance company’s political action committee has focused on five legislative districts, helping the Republicans retain seats in Hood River, Wilsonville and McMinnville while advancing on Democrats in Woodburn and the Medford-Ashland seat that was held by the late Sen. Alan Bates.

The political subsidiary of Regence BlueCross BlueShield has dropped $56,000 on Oregon political campaigns in the past month, once again using profits to tilt elections this cycle, primarily toward the Republican Party.

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