Friday, June 19, 2009


Obama Allies Target Insurance Companies in New TV Ad

Chalian ABC News’ David Chalian Reports: Health Care for America Now (HCAN), one of the leading interest groups on the left fighting for health care reform that includes a public option, is launching a 10-day, $1.1 million TV ad campaign in 10 states with key targeted senators: Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington.

Although one of the main policy goals for HCAN is to get a public option included as part of the health care reform effort in Congress, the new ad seems to concede a bit to the political reality of just how difficult that goal may be to achieve... The mention of a public option doesn’t come until 20 seconds into the 30-second spot.

Instead, the ad targets insurance company profits, CEO pay, and denied claims. It focuses more directly on the issue of the huge costs in health care and the need to bring those costs under control...

ABC News: Obama Allies Target Insurance Companies in New TV Ad

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