HCAN - Releases New Ads on Sununu's Health Care Record

Watch the ad online here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwK9bkkUOr0

Read the report here: http://hcfan.3cdn.net/c822d50a3375e2e9d3_tym6ib6pp.pdf

New TV and radio campaign highlights Sen. John Sununu's support for leaving Granite Staters alone to fight private insurance companies.

Concord, NH – Today, New Hampshire Health Care for America Now (HCAN) debuted a new television ad and released a corresponding report demonstrating that Republican John Sununu is NOT on the side of quality, affordable health care for all.

HCAN sent Senator Sununu and his Democratic opponent Jeanne Shaheen a sign-on form asking, "Which Side Are You On?"- the side of guaranteeing quality, affordable health care we all can count on or the side that advocates leaving us alone to fend for ourselves in the complicated, unregulated insurance market?

See a pdf of the sign-on here: http://hcfan.3cdn.net/517370ec1fddf45044_vbm6ivw3d.pdf

Jeanne Shaheen sent a letter to HCAN indicating she is committed to quality, affordable health care for all. Senator John Sununu did not reply.

HCAN decided to look at John Sununu's record to see if we could figure out why he would not commit to supporting quality, affordable health care, and the reason became clear. Senator Sununu's positions and policies place him squarely on "the other side"—the side of leaving us alone to fight for ourselves against the private insurance industry.

"In 2009, we will either have a guarantee of quality, affordable health care we all can count on, or we will continue to be at the mercy of the private health insurance industry that is charging us more, giving us less, and putting company profits before our health," said John J. Thyng Jr., NH HCAN Coordinator. "John Sununu has clearly chosen to put the interests of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industry over the health of Granite Staters."

"Senator Sununu has been consistently on the side of the insurance and drug companies," said John J. Thyng Jr. "He has voted against bringing drug costs down for seniors by allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices. He voted for a bill that virtually eliminates the ability of states to regulate health insurance practices, and he supports high-deductible health plans which shift the risk of health care costs from insurance companies onto individuals and families."

HCAN is running the TV campaign in six Congressional races (MN-3, MI-7, MO-9, IL-11, FL-8, and NY-29) and one Senate race (New Hampshire) across the country. See the attached script for the TV ad.

Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is a national grassroots campaign organizing millions of people in America to win a guarantee of quality, affordable health care for all. We are grounded in organizations that can mobilize people at work, at home, in their neighborhoods, and online. We're bringing together more than 275 organizations that represent community-based groups, nurses, doctors, small business owners, faith-based groups, groups representing people of color, and seniors who believe it's time we had an American solution that provides quality, affordable health care for everyone. .

Health Care for America Now ("HCAN"), a section 501(c)(4) issue advocacy organization, is a broad coalition of nonprofit and political organizations that are working to promote quality, affordable health care for all Americans. HCAN and each of its members conducts and funds only activities appropriate to its tax and election law status.