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Healthcare Fight Comes to Va

Anita Kumar

Americans for Prosperity, an anti-tax group that supports limited government and free trade, started its second advertising blitz on TV across Virginia today to oppose the Democrats' healthcare plan.

The ads are part of a $1.3-million, one-week buy in a dozen states targeting senators, including U.S. Sen. Mark Warner.

Meanwhile, Organizing for America, an arm of the Democratic National Committee that is lobbying for President Obama's agenda, has moved into Virginia with the immediate goal of garnering grassroots support for his healthcare plan. Three staffers are based in Richmond and Northern Virginia.

Two weekends ago, activists across the state held over 50 events as part of the National Health Care Day of Service as part of a campaign to support President Obama's healthcare goals of lowering costs, preserving patient choice and increasing access to quality care.

"If Washington bureaucrats get their way, Americans can say goodbye to timely access to doctors and to control over their own health care," said Amy Menefee, policy adviser for Patients First, an offshoot of Americans for Prosperity. "We'll say hello to mounds of red tape, delayed or denied care and fewer choices of providers."

The group's new ad urges people to call their senators and sign the patients first petition asking them to "oppose any legislation that imposes greater government control over my health care that would mean fewer choices for me and my family and even deny treatments to those in need."

By Anita Kumar  |  July 9, 2009; 9:00 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Barack Obama , Mark Warner  
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No more spending. No more bail-outs. No more taking over companies. Balance the budget and work on the economy. Many of these Spendocrats will get their walking papers come 2010. Enough.

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