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04.06 : INTEREST GROUPS INTEREST GROUPS—OPTION 2 In 2016, the American Medical Association contributed $1,936,804 to congressional members and spent $719,410,000 on lobbying to protect patient access to medical coverage, reform how physicians receive Medicare payments, support digital health technology, address insurance company issues, and to simplify federal rules and regulations imposed on physicians. Recently, the American Medical Association has lobbied against health reform proposals and worked to educate voters and o ce holders, focusing on influencing legislation that reduces regulatory burdens that detract from patient care and increase costs. After reading the scenario, respond to A, B, and C below: A Describe one political behavior illustrated in this scenario.

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