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See who lobbied California’s failed universal health care bill

From rehab centers to burger joints, more than 100 businesses, unions, trade groups and other entities weighed in on California’s universal healthcare legislation during the first half of 2017, according to new state lobbying disclosures.

The filings, covering spending on lobbyists through June 30, underscore how Senate Bill 562 had the attention of special interests based in more than a dozen states as the measure advanced through the state Senate. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, later sidelined the measure, calling it “woefully incomplete.” The decision angered the California Nurses Association and supporters of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who pushed hard for the measure

The filings do not require groups to say if they opposed, supported or remained neutral on the bill.

Search the table below for lobbyist employers that reported SB 562 advocacy. The grand total reflects all lobbying activities, not just those related to the single-payer bill. Not seeing the chart? Click here.

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