At the table on May 26 were about 20 donors willing to fork over $10,000 or more to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, including executives of major insurance companies, hospitals and other health-care firms.
"Most people there had an agenda; they wanted the ear of a senator, and they got it," said Aaron Roland, a San Francisco health-care activist who paid half price to attend the gathering. "Money gets you in the door. The only thing the other side can do is march around and protest outside."Health-Care Firms Have Supported Lawmakers Debating Reform - washingtonpost.com
Regulations are put in place to help individual companies, not to help "us." The only way to prevent this is to minimize the ability to make regulations.