Biz Groups Pour Millions Into Anti-Health Bill Blitz

Campaign to stop reform hits airwaves today
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2010 8:34 AM CST

(Newser) – Business groups have their big guns out as the final showdown over health care reform heads to Congress—and to the airwaves. A multimillion-dollar ad blitz funded by the Chamber of Commerce and some 250 other pro-business groups will hit cable TV networks today, urging Congress to "stop this health care bill we can't afford to pay," USA Today reports.

The health insurance industry is also stepping in with ads of its own that say "doctors, hospitals, medicines and tests"—not insurers—are the ones driving up health care costs. The business ads, reported to cost somewhere between $4 million and $10 million, are focusing on 17 states where members of Congress either oppose or are wavering on proposed health reform legislation.
(Read more health care reform stories.)

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