From NBC's Mark Murray
The conservative 60-Plus Association today announced that it's launching a $1.7 million TV ad campaign (in Nebraska, Virginia, Alaska, and on national cable) arguing that the Senate health-care bill cuts some "$500 billion" from Medicare and criticizing Democrats who defeated an amendment that would have restored the Medicare funding.
Democrats say that the Medicare cuts would apply only to wastes and inefficiencies.
Meanwhile, the Democratic-leaning group Americans United for Change has a new TV ad highlighting a CBO study showing that the Senate health-care bill would reduce premiums -- or keep them the same -- for most Americans.
An Americans United for Change spokesman says the ad is only a five-figure buy, however.