Skyrocketing Costs

By November 13, 2009Economy, Health Care, Taxation

The National Association of Manufacturers is a member of the broad-based coalition, Employers for a Healthy Economy, representing major business trade associations that oppose the current health care bills in Congress. The coalition has just started running three new ads in response to House passage on Saturday of the H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act.

The national ad is “Skyrocket,” which you can see here.

The other ads either thank House members for voting against the bill or asking voters to contact the Representatives who voted yes to inform them of their mistake.

You can see the ads at the Employers for a Healthy Economy YouTube page here.

The news release with texts of the ads is the extended entry.
Business Coalition Launches Three New Television Ads on Health Care Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Employers for a Healthy Economy today launched three new television ads as Congress considers health care legislation. The coalition is made up of leading employer associations representing hundreds of thousands of businesses of all sizes from all 50 states and nearly every sector of the economy. These organizations are committed to fundamentally changing the health care system by expanding access to coverage for all Americans, lowering costs and improving care, without shifting those costs to the private sector.

The first ad, entitled “Skyrocket,” warns that current health care legislation makes a tough economy even worse by raising taxes and wiping out American jobs. The second ad, entitled “Standing Tall,” simply thanks Members of Congress for their vote against the House health care legislation last week. The final ad, entitled “What Does It Mean,” will remind Members of Congress who voted in favor of the House health care bill of the affect new taxes and regulations in the bill will have on jobs.

“Our nation needs health care reform but the proposals currently before Congress will only further imperil our economy and cost Americans jobs,” said Blair Latoff, a coalition spokesperson. “Employers for a Healthy Economy is committed to ensuring that the American people know the true costs of the latest health care proposal and the negative economic impact it will have on the American workforce.”

“Skyrocket” will air on national cable and in 10 states including Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Virginia. 

 Millions of lost jobs.

The highest unemployment in twenty-five years.

And Congress’ latest health care bill makes a tough economy worse.

Billions in crushing tax increases. But nothing to control rising health care costs.

Health insurance costs will skyrocket.

Call Congress. 

Tell them the new health care bill is a bill America can’t afford to pay.


“Standing Tall”

When it comes to [State] values, [Representative X] is standing tall.

On health care, [Representative X] said no to a government run health care plan. 

No to a bill that would increase health care costs….with billions in new taxes and trillions in new spending.

And [Representative X] stood up against new regulations on businesses that could wipe out [State] jobs.

Call [Representative X]. Tell them, keep standing tall for [State] values.


What Does It Mean”

 Washington is thanking [Representative X] for their Yes vote on health care. But what does it mean for [State]?

Yes to five hundred billion in new taxes and over a trillion dollars in new government spending.

Yes to a government run health care plan and skyrocketing health care costs.

And yes to new regulations on businesses that could wipe out [State] jobs.

Call [Representative X]. Tell them on health care, they should have said no to Washington and Yes to [State]. 
Members of Employers for a Healthy Economy:

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Associated General Contractors
Independent Electrical Contractors
International Franchise Association
International Foodservice Distributors Association
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
National Federation of Independent Business
National Retail Federation
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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