POLITICS
12/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Health Care Reform Advertising Peaks At $110 Million

The Associated Press reports that health care reform TV advertising has topped $110 million this year. Advertisers shelled out a total average of $1.1 million daily this past week to push their views of reform on the masses.

The biggest spenders include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AARP. About $47 million has been spent on ads touting the positives of health care reform, while $32 million has gone to opposing the effort. The rest was spent on ads that generally discuss reform.

TV airwaves have been brimming with health care reform ads in recent months -- even 1993's Harry and Louise have returned to weigh in on the issue -- and both conservative and progressive groups have launched ads targeting the president and lawmakers for their positions on reform.