To sway voters, tens of millions spent on health care ads
June 27th, 2012
06:44 PM ET
10 years ago

To sway voters, tens of millions spent on health care ads

(CNN) - Political groups and campaigns hoping to sway voters on the health care issue have spent about $70 million on health-themed TV ads since January 2011, according to a CNN analysis of ad spending data.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act.


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  1. Logic N LA

    When you hear a figure like 70 million dollars, obviously the plan is a good thing. Only Insuraance companies, tobacco companies, homophobic Christian groups and gun lobbyist spend so much money to stop good.

    June 27, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. Charlotte

    Let's just hope that SCOTUS doesn't waste time in front of the television.

    June 27, 2012 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  3. ge

    like clean coal adds

    June 27, 2012 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    This healthcare is a dire need of this nation, espy elderly. If SC has brain uphold this needed law. Nothing unconstitutional of this law. Writer is a law grad. Obama12.

    June 27, 2012 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  5. CBR

    Many of these ads contained false information or exaggerations of just what the health care bill will and will not do. All of the positive steps could be overturned to the detriment of the very people who need medical help. Unfortunately, the Congress was unable to produce a bill that both sides could support. Instead of working together people made their stands and refused to move one inch. This whole mess is shameful and is the result of the lack of cooperation shown by the people elected to serve the citizens.

    June 27, 2012 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  6. King

    my. sister who is a registered nurse, called me yesterday saying, if the court cut down Obama care, she and a whole bunch of her colleges are going to be layed off. because there won't be any need for their service when they lose 30 million of their patients. I told her, that small businesses will be hurt also, because instead of the employees paying for their own healthcare, small business now will have to foot the bill
    that's more layoffs. I sometimes wonder if these repubs ever think about anything they do, when it com to the economy? because all they seem to get right is to conspire against our president

    June 28, 2012 04:44 am at 4:44 am |
  7. anthony78

    Rates are going to go up for everyone whether this is upheld or upturned. Either more people have access to health care or insurance companies and private Drs can gauging those of us who can barely afford it.

    June 28, 2012 05:38 am at 5:38 am |
  8. Chris

    Most of this money has been spent by the health care industry or those who have ties to it. I'm guessing they didn't spend all those millions out of selfless desire to protect the people. All they care about is protecting their profits.

    June 28, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  9. Marie MD

    Unfortunately a LOT of Americans are too stupid to realize that Obamacare is to help us. It might not be 100% right but just wait until they take your children off your insurance again (they are now covered until 26 years old) or the seniors have to pay $2000-$4000 out of pocket for insurance, or if you have a pre existing condition when you chance jobs or you go to another insurance company they won't cover you.

    June 28, 2012 06:34 am at 6:34 am |