USA Today reports that more than 1,000 different lobbying organizations have hired more lobbyists since January:
Overall, health care lobbying has increased, exceeding $422 million during the first ninth (sic) months of the year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in politics. That's more than any other industry and a nearly 10% jump over the same period in 2008. The center's Dave Levinthal said the frenzy of new lobbying activity makes financial sense.
"If lobbying didn't work, people wouldn't do it," he said.