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Liberal groups back Kagen following health care vote

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen is one of 20 House Dems liberal groups are supporting through a series of TV ads thanking them for their votes this past weekend for the health care bill.

The spots, sponsored by Health Care for American Now and AFSCME, begin running tomorrow in Green Bay and will be up for one week.

The narrator says "it's about more than just health care" for Kagen. It's about helping small businesses survive and grow, taking on insurance companies, making health care affordable, ending the denial of coverage if you're sick and "putting medical decisions back in the hands of you and your doctor."

"Thank Congressman Kagen for standing up to the insurance companies and fighting for us," the narrator says as the ad ends.

The groups that comprise the HCAN coalition include: Citizen Action of Wisconsin, SEIU, WISDOM, WEAC, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, AFT-Wisconsin, Center for Rural Affairs, Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, Coalition for Wisconsin Health, Community Advocates Inc., Disability Rights Wisconsin, Fair Wisconsin, Grassroots Citizens of Wisconsin, Grassroots North Shore, Milwaukee 9to5, NAMI Wisconsin, National Association of Social Workers, One Wisconsin Now, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations, Voces de la Frontera, UFCW Local 1473, Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers, Wisconsin Council of Children and Families, Wisconsin Council of Churches, Wisconsin Farmers Union, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and Wisconsin Laborers District Council.

See the spot in AdWatch.


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