GOP Health Care Negotiators Targeted In New Ad

By Gorman Gorman

Aug 19, 2009 2:48pm

ABC News' Teddy Davis reports:
 
Even as Republicans appear increasingly unlikely to compromise with Democrats on health-care reform, the conservative Club for Growth is stepping up pressure on potential dealmakers.The conservative Club for Growth has just announced that it is launching a new television ad targeting the three Republican senators — Iowa's Chuck Grassley, Maine's Olympia Snowe, and Wyoming's Mike Enzi — who sit on the Senate Finance Committee and who are working with three Democratic counterparts to negotiate a bipartisan health-care deal behind closed doors."There is no harm in talking — but what are the Democrats talking about?" asks the ad's narrator. "Government-run insurance that pushes you out of your current plan. Politicians and bureaucrats making health care decisions. Job-killing regulations on small businesses. And massive tax hikes to pay for it all. Tell Sen. Grassley not to cave into the liberals."On the fact-check front, the most glaring distortion in the ad is the first claim: The Democratic proposals would not push you out of your current plan and into government insurance. Americans who lose their employer-based insurance because their employer decides to drop existing coverage would have the option of choosing either the public plan or subsidized private insurance. This will be the third ad in the Club's $1.2 million health-care campaign.Watch the three ads, which are tailored to each of the three senators, by clicking HERE:

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