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WASHINGTON (AP) — Managed care company Aetna Inc. spent about $1.1 million in the first quarter lobbying the federal government on the health care overhaul and other topics.

The Hartford, Conn., health insurer trimmed its spending 34 percent from the $1.6 million it spent in the same quarter last year, when Congress debated and then ultimately passed the overhaul, which aims to cover millions of uninsured Americans but also imposes a host of restrictions on insurers. Compared with the final quarter of 2010, Aetna bumped up its spending 9 percent from $998,150.

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