California Association of Public Hospitals & Health Systems, Oakland, CA
$92,700 to winners, $10,901,754 to losers
A nonprofit trade organization established in 1983, the California Association of Public Hospitals & Health Systems represents 19 hospitals, health care systems and academic medical centers in 15 counties in the state. Member hospitals deliver care to 2.5 million Californians annually, despite only representing 6 percent of all hospitals in the state. The association spent $10.8 million supporting Proposition 86 in 2006. The measure, which failed, would have increased taxes on cigarettes to pay for anti-smoking campaigns and hospital care services.
Total contributions: $11,077,454
List of contributions
Source: Contribution data from National Institute on Money in State Politics
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