The AAOS funds are a reflection of a wider trend that suggests political contributions from the healthcare sector favor conservative politicians. This year, healthcare PAC money totaling $63.5 million went toward Republicans, while $52.5 million went toward Democrats.
This report comes ahead of the 2012 presidential election, which actually defies this year's trend. President Obama, so far this year, received $7.5 million in healthcare political contribution dollars, more than Government Mitt Romney's $5.1 million.
75% of AAOS Political Contributions Went to Republicans in 2012 FeaturedWritten by Jaimie Oh | October 03, 2012
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' political action committee gave Republicans 75 percent of its $1.5 million in political contributions, according to a Medscape report.
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