"Over $500 billion in crushing tax increases. But nothing to control rising health care costs," says the ad, which is to begin running Monday evening on national cable TV and in 19 states. It calls the legislation "a bill America can't afford to pay."
The commercial is the latest example of stepped-up opposition by large segments of the business community as the House and Senate prepare to vote on Democratic bills revamping the nation's health care system.
Calling themselves Employers for a Healthy Economy, the coalition of sponsoring groups ranges from the National Federation of Independent Business, which represents small businesses, to organizations representing large corporations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The House plans to vote on the Democratic-written legislation this week. Senate Democratic leaders have not written a final version of their legislation.