WASHINGTON (CNN) – A former health insurance executive calls the Senate Finance Committee's bill a "dream come true" for the insurance industry in a new ad released Tuesday by MoveOn.org.
The liberal advocacy group, which has run ads pressuring members ofthe Committee over their lack of support for a public health insurance option - is targeting the Finance Committee for excluding a government-run insurance program from its health care bill. The committee is scheduled to vote on the bill Tuesday afternoon.
"Take it from me, the Senate Finance bill is a dream come true for the health insurance industry," Wendell Potter, former executive at health insurance companies CIGNA and Humana, says in the ad. "If there's no public option, insurance companies aren't going to change. The choice of a public health insurance option is the only way to keep insurance companies honest."
The ad will run on national cable for a week.