Political Giving by Health Profession PACs

Something to Think About

In FY 2008...

  • The American Medical Association (AMA) contributed $1.5 million to Members of Congress; and AMA members gave $1.1 million to their PAC.

  • The American Dental Association (ADA) contributed $1.9 million to Members of Congress; ADA members gave $411,200 to their PAC.

  • Psychiatrists contributed $340,000 to Members of Congress; their members gave $255,000 to their PAC.

  • Chiropractic contributed $260,350 to Members of Congress; their members gave $132,800 to their PAC.

  • The Association for the Advancement of Psychology (AAP) contributed $137,700 to Members of Congress; AAP members  gave $80,000 to their PAC.

Source: Center for Responsive Politics, Influence and Lobbying (2009): OpenSecrets.org