The health-care bill signed in March dramatically increases government’s role in the health-sector, creating new subsidies, mandates, regulations, and rules. As a result, drug makers, insurers, doctors, hospitals, and device makers are lobbying up. And who better to help these companies navigate, tweak, game, and rewrite this new system than the people who created the system in the first place?
So, we’ve begun tracking the top congressional staffers who worked on the health-care bill, and noting when they cash out to become lobbyists or consultants for health-care companies. Their names are below. The green rows are the ones who already cashed out. Blue rows are Hill staffers who have since joined the administration. The yellow are staffers we know have left the Hill, but we’re not sure where.
Please keep us posted – I’ll add new names if we left out other key staffers in health-care reform. Also, if you know of a health-care staffer moving to K Street or a health-care company, let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org.