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The Affordable Care Act has driven a huge boost in revenue for pharmaceutical companies — but ironically, $1.5 million in drug industry donations last election cycle were funneled to Republican state attorneys general who will soon make a case for repealing the law before the Supreme Court.

In early 2018, a group of Republican state attorneys general filed a lawsuit seeking to repeal the ACA, which expanded prescription drug coverage for millions of people and in turn, helped drug makers rake in more revenue. Later that year, eight of those attorneys general were either elected or re-elected. And during the 2017-2018 election cycle, they received financial backing from the Republican Attorneys General Association, which secured $1.6 million from more than a dozen drug makers and PhRMA, the industry’s influential lobbying group.

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