Supporters of proposed health care changes have begun running TV ads in the district of Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge.
The Main Street Alliance, a coalition of small busienss groups, and the National Education Association, began running an ad thanking Etheridge for his support for health care legislation, Rob Christensen reports.
“Our employees are like family,” said small business owner Dan Sherry in the 30-second ad, “ but right now we can’t afford to provide them with health insurance.”
Sherry, who owns Kennedy’s Creative Awards, a family engraving business in Waukegan, Ill., has been uninsured for three years. He has been unable to get new insurance because of a pre-existing condition, high cholesterol.
A similar ad is being run in the districts of Reps. Leonard Boswell of Iowa, Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, Harry Teague of New Mexico, Charlie Wilson of Ohio, Tom Perriello of Virginia and Mark Schauer of Michigan. The ads are scheduled to run through August 18th.