October 8th, 2008
03:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Liberal group takes aim at McCain's health care platform

Sen. McCain is the target of a health care group's new ad.
Sen. McCain is the target of a health care group's new ad.

(CNN)– With less than a month before Americans head to the polls, the liberal group Health Care for America Now released a series of ads Wednesday taking aim at Sen. John McCain and seven of his fellow Republican Congressional candidate’s health care plans.

“Under John McCain’s health care plan, 20 million people could lose insurance at work,” a woman who is battling cancer says. “He wants me to fight cancer and the insurance companies? Fine. I’ll take you both on.”

Watch: Health Care for America Now targets McCain's health care plan

The group said it will spend $4.3 million on the 30-second TV and radio ads targeting McCain and seven congressional Republicans. The members of Congress will be personally targeted in their individual districts; ads attacking McCain will air in the crucial battleground state of Ohio.

Watch: Liberal health care group hits Sen. John Sununu

The group plans to spend an additional $500,000 on mailers and phone calls over the next two weeks.

Health Care for America Now, a new coalition comprised of more than 275 organizations is a section 501 (c) (4) issue advocacy organization.


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  1. jim

    John Mc Cain must think that the people in this country are iodiots about his health care plan of a $5000 tax credit. I an 64 yrs old and dont have any insurence because I cant afford $850.oo per mo premiums and with his plan I would still have to come up with the premiums to be able to get the tax credit, Being on solial Security and recieving $1178.00 per I would like to know how I can afford health care insurance plus house, car and utilities and be able to eat and pay for my medications. Thanks John for the help but your plan is not going to work, I still wont have health coverage.

    October 8, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  2. Illinois 2

    When the real Barack Obama comes out to play, all of his supporters will be singing a different tune on health care taxes and a host of other matters such as race, which has been playing since the primary season..........

    October 8, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  3. P

    McHate can not be our President!

    Nor can PaLair be the VP!

    October 8, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  4. P

    How can Palin be qualified?

    Just think about it took Palin 5 colleges to get a BA

    October 8, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  5. Cuban-mami-4-OBAMA

    Thanks for speaking out! Its obvious to anyone with a .......brain, that McCain's so-called-healthcare plan is a joke. He has no plan.

    Last night's debate showed us that McCain is an angry, arrogant man. That he despises Sen. Obama.

    McCain paced the stage like a caged animal, he did not make sense on some of his answers.

    People voting for McCain have to be blind, because it is clear that McCain is slipping, that his age is getting to him.

    A VOTE FOR MCCAIN IS A VOTE FOR PRESIDENT PALIN. GOD HELP US!

    October 8, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  6. ohio voter

    It is amazing how Republican claim how Obama is such a socialist, say they want small government , fisical responsiblity, but they say they would vote for McCain.
    Remember McCain put on his superman cape and flew into Washington and single handedly (according to him) negotiated the $700 billion bail-out package,then agreed when $150 billion was added as sweetener ... then to top it off suggested another plan of $300 billion last night
    truly hypocritical that this is your guy plz ppl
    And the Democarats are sitting waiting for a welfare check !!!!

    Dont Worry
    with Bush and McCain we will all be on welfare MY FRIEND

    October 8, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  7. Cuban-mami-4-OBAMA

    @ LB -NJ: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, DUDE? SEN. & MRS. OBAMA RELEASED THEIR TAX STATEMENTS AND RETURNS SIX MONTHS AGO!

    STOP LISTENING TO "FAUX" NEWS AND HATE-RADIO! DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE POSTING LIES ON THESE BLOGS!

    October 8, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  8. Jack

    John McCain has a secret health care plan that is if you can afford health care you can buy it if not, too bad.

    John McCain's answer to everything is if you have the dollars your welcome aboard if not, take a hike.

    October 8, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  9. What's wrong with McCain???

    McCain for Pres. wrote October 8th, 2008 6:22 pm ET

    Since my comment about Obama only saying he would take on insurance companies to make health care more affordabele was taken off, I'll ask again, If this is possible why didn't he do it when he was a senator. I think it's just empty promises.
    ------------------------------
    To McCain for Pres,

    Did you ask yourself why McCain didn't do It when he was a senator for 26 YEARS.??.. Just sayin'. McCain is no different that Bush. don't be fooled. Please get informed

    That One 08'

    October 8, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  10. Jack

    So Maggie wants a fair election, where was she in the past two election cycles when republican storm troopers lines the streets blocking registered voters from reaching the polls.

    October 8, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  11. Independent, white woman

    Mccain has come to a very low, low place. He will say whatever it takes, he will lie, he will mislead, just as long as he thinks it might get him a vote or two. He turned out to be a creep, a real creep.

    October 8, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  12. cecil

    The Gov. Palin/ Sen. McCain Lynch MOB Lunatics.

    Notice How I Put Her Name First!

    Now I Know Why There Party Is 99.6 % White Folk.

    You Betcha

    October 8, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  13. kalkrish

    obama and joe biden is a pairof circus peple who is going to lead us,oh, this is so bad than this economy.

    October 8, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
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