Which Politicians & Political Organizations Receive the Most Money From the Nursing Home Lobby?


Dave Kingsley

The AHCA/NCAL has invested $millions in politicians and the Democratic and Republican Parties in the past few years. This is an investment that returns large financial rewards and weak regulation to its corporate funders. This appalling corruption is costing lives of patients in long-term and skilled nursing care.

Summary of Overall Spending of Nursing Home Lobby in 2017-2018 is shown below. Later years will be posted soon. I don’t want to overwhelm readers with data in one post. The expenditures below total $1,221,772.

SectorDescriptionTotal Expenditures
AdministrativeMiscellaneous administrative$4,398
ContributionsContributions to federal candidates$623,617
ContributionsContributions to committees$317,000
ContributionsContributions to joint fundraising committees$121,000
ContributionsContributions to national parties$115,000
ContributionsContributions to state & local candidates$12,600
ContributionsMiscellaneous contributions$10,000
FundraisingFundraising fees$17,533
From OpenSecrets.org:https://www.opensecrets.org/political-action-committees-pacs/american-health-care-assn/C00006080/expenditures/2018.

Politicians & Political Entities Receiving the Largest Donation from the Nursing Home Lobby:

RankVendor/RecipientTotal Expenditures
1Team Ryan$45,000
2Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte$35,000
3National Republican Senatorial Cmte$30,000
3Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte$30,000
5National Republican Congressional Cmte$20,000
6McCarthy Victory Fund$15,000
7Hoyer’s Majority Fund$10,000
7Montanans for Tester$10,000
7Young for Iowa$10,000
7Committee for Hispanic Causes-BOLD PAC$10,000
7Friends of Sherrod Brown$10,000
7Support to Ensure Victory Everywhere PAC$10,000
7Friends of Jim Clyburn$10,000
7Nancy Pelosi for Congress$10,000
7Bridge Pac$10,000
7Friends of Chris Murphy$10,000
7Ameripac: the Fund for A Greater America$10,000
7James E Clyburn Research & Scholarship Foundation$10,000
7Heidi for Senate$10,000
7Scalise Leadership Fund$10,000
7Stabenow for US Senate$10,000
7People for Ben$10,000
7Victory by Investing Building & Empowering PAC$10,000
7Stivers for Congress$10,000
7Pac To the Future$10,000

Lobbying inside the Washington, D.C. beltway and all 50 state capitols is responsible for continuation of low quality care in America’s nursing homes. It’s that simple. The highly profitable industry is providing low quality and deadly care because they can. We will keep the data flowing to the public as long as this blog exists. The 2019-2021 AHCA lobbying data will be posted within the next 24 hours.