The Air War Over Health Care Reform

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Despite earlier predictions that health care might not be the central component in this year’s congressional campaigns, candidates and outside groups are investing millions in TV ads touting and vilifying the new law. Two new ad campaigns each reportedly costing $2 million launched today.

This ad is being put out by the pro-reform group the Health Information Campaign and focuses on unsavory insurance company practices that will be banned under the Affordable Care Act.

This ad comes from the anti-health reform group Revere America, headed by former New York Gov. George Pataki. It uses the familiar (and over-simplified) GOP talking points about the law – that it will hurt seniors and cause costs to go up. The ad will air in districts represented by Democratic members of Congress voted in favor of the law.