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The Politics of Contracting - Health Net, Inc.

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March 1, 2004

(Note: Health Net, Inc., includes Health Net Federal Services and was formerly known as Occupational Health Services.)

Health Net, Inc. is contracted by the Department of Defense (DoD) as one of its health care providers. Health Net is currently under contract to provide the DoD with TriCare health care plans.

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Money Spent by Health Net, Inc.
to Influence Decisions and Secure Future Federal Contracts
1997 through 2004

YEAR

TOTAL
Campaign Contributions
INDIVIDUAL
Contributions
PAC
Contributions
SOFT MONEY**
Contributions
LOBBYING
Expenditures
CONTRACT AWARDS
(from U.S. Gov't)
2004
$68,750
$35,500
$33,250
$0
NCA
NCA
2003*
-
-
-
-
$580,000
$1,756,488,932

2002

$108,300
$47,800
$60,500
$315,352
$570,000
$1,695,742,000
2001*
-
-
-
-
$280,000
$947,292,000
2000
$36,250
$5,750
$30,500
$0
$105,000
$506,858,000
1999*
-
-
-
-
$215,000
$395,199,000
1998
$76,172
$1,250
$74,922
$0
$80,000
$555,587,000
1997*
-
-
-
-
$0
$325,530,000
TOTALS
$289,472
$58,300
$199,172
$315,352
$1,830,000
$6,182,696,932


*Campaign contributions are reported in two-year cycles.
** In 2002, McCain-Feingold (the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act) banned soft money contributions. The United States Supreme Court upheld the soft money ban in 2003.
NCA means Not Currently Available.

Former Senior Government Officials
Turned Current or Former Company Executives for Health Net, Inc.
1997 through 2004
POGO could not identify any former senior government officials turned company executive for this contractor.


Former Senior Government Officials
Turned Current or Former Board Directors for Health Net, Inc.
1997 through 2004
POGO could not identify any former senior government officials turned Board Director.

Former Senior Government Officials
Turned Current or Former Registered Company Lobbyists
for Health Net, Inc.
1997 through 2004
Former Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA) (Clark & Weinstock)
Ed Kutler, Former Special Assistant to Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) (Clark & Weinstock)
Sandra Stuart, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs (Clark & Weinstock)
Anne Urban, Fomer Legislative Director to Sen. Robert Kerrey (D-NE) (Clark & Weinstock)

Firms Registered to Lobby for Health Net, Inc.
1997 through 2004
Clark & Weinstock
Jefferson Consulting Group
The PMA Group

 

This photograph is of a man going through a revolving door.

POGO's list of the top 20 government contractors for FY 2002 was compiled by Government Executive magazine (Vol. 35, No. 12, August 2003, p. 24). The dollars for total, individual, political action committee, and soft money contributions, as of December 1, 2003, were provided by the Center for Responsive Politics. Lobbying expenditures were compiled by POGO from information obtained from Political Money Line and the Center for Responsive Politics. Contract award dollars from FY 1997 through FY 2002 were compiled by Government Executive magazine. In February 2004, DOD listed its top 100 contractors in FY 2003 and we provided those DOD contract award figures for completeness.

For more information about the revolving door between the government and federal contractors and about campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures, please see POGO's report "The Politics of Contracting." For more detailed information regarding misconduct by the government's top contractors, see POGO's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and POGO's report Federal Contractor Misconduct: Failures of the Suspension and Debarment System

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