Even PhRMA, AMA debunking healthcare reform myths

A unique sort of pro-reform coalition comes out with a new ad


Alex Koppelman
September 8, 2009 7:40PM (UTC)

You wouldn't normally expect the Service Employees International Union to be teamed up with PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry group, when it comes to healthcare reform. But the two have aligned as part of an umbrella organization called Americans for Stable Quality Care that also includes the American Medical Association and the Federation of American Hospitals.

The group is running a multimillion-dollar ad campaign to push reform; they've just released a new spot that's part of that effort. It will run in some states that, because of the positions and committee assignments of their representatives and senators, will be pivotal for healthcare reform -- states like Maine, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana and Nevada. And, in a sign of how much pro-reform forces remain on the defense, it focuses on debunking certain myths about the proposals now in Congress.

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Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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