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Business groups push hard against the Senate bill

Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2009

Employers are blasting the Senate's plan to create a new public health-insurance program, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Business Roundtable, an association of company executives, is calling and visiting lawmakers to persuade them not to include the public plan in the legislation. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce began airing cable-television advertisements in seven states arguing that the public option will lead to higher taxes and increase the national debt.