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Realtors launch national ad campaign to support health-plan bill

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The National Association of Realtors this week launched a national advertising campaign to urge Congress to pass small-business health plan legislation that seeks to give small-business employees greater access to group health insurance plans. The Realtor trade group's ad campaign began Monday and will run in national daily papers in state capitals through April 18. The ads coincide with national "Small Business Week," according to an NAR announcement. The ad cites a survey conducted for NAR, which found that 85 percent of respondents support the legislation as introduced by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The survey results are available online at:$FILE/SBHPPoll32806.ppt. Thomas M. Stevens, NAR president, said in a statement, "The (legislation) will enable small businesses and the self-employed the opportunity to purchase affordable health insurance coverage. After all, small busines...