Consumer Group Releases New Healthcare Radio Ads

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 14, 2007

Urges People to Call Governor and Legislature to Reject Costly Healthcare Scheme

(Sacramento, CA) – The Consumer Alliance for a Strong Economy (CASE) will begin airing a series of radio advertisements tomorrow calling on people to express their opposition to creating a multi-billion dollar healthcare bureaucracy.

The advertisements, to begin airing in Sacramento tomorrow, stress the need for people to take action and call the Governor and their legislators to oppose the creation of a universal healthcare system in California. The advertisements are timed in order to coincide with legislative hearings being held in the State Capitol.

“The plan being considered by the Legislature would create a multi-billion dollar healthcare bureaucracy. In the midst of one of the largest budget deficits the state has ever seen, now is the least opportune time to be suggesting a massive expansion of government spending,” said CASE spokesman Chris Wysocki.

Two advertisements titled “Auction” and “Healthcare Energy” will begin airing tomorrow on local radio stations. Both ads are geared towards educating the public about the massive costs associated with the creation of a government-run healthcare system similar to the one being discussed by the Governor and the Legislature.

“CASE believes that creating a government-run healthcare system will result in fewer choices for consumers in addition to ultimately costing taxpayers billions of dollars in additional taxes for substandard medical care,” said Wysocki.

Earlier this year, CASE ran advertisements criticizing efforts to create a government-run healthcare system proposed by the Governor. CASE will continue to serve as a watchdog and raise the public’s awareness of the healthcare issue.

CASE is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest educational corporation comprised of over 10,000 members from across California . To listen to the advertisements or to learn more about CASE, please visit or call Chris Wysocki at (916) 444-1502.

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