With just a few weeks left for Congress to meet the deadline President Obama set for passing a health care overhaul bill, interest groups have ramped up their TV campaigns. In effect, they’re spending millions of dollars to refight the air wars of 15 years ago, when the battlefield was the health care initiative under President Clinton.
The money is flowing, just as it did then. And some of the old players are back, like Harry and Louise, that nice middle-class couple invented by the health insurance industry to discredit the Clinton plan.
But Harry and Louise have switched sides and now sound optimistic about an overhaul that provides “good coverage that people can afford.”