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California doctors’ lobby group pushes agenda with swagger

California Medical Association won its seminal malpractice fight Group’s self-confidence, money and connections give it influence Now, it’s leading statewide effort to tax cigarettes $2 per pack From left, California Medical Association general counsel Francisco Silva, CEO Dustin Corcoran and Janus Norman, senior vice president, talk at their Sacramento headquarters last week. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO ccadelago@sacbee.com As large clocks around the office counted down to Election Day last year, leading physicians ditched their business meeting and marched downstairs to stuff envelopes with campaign pamphlets in a makeshift war room at the California Medical Association’s Sacramento headquarters. No issue confronting voters threatened the pocketbooks and political ...

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