Democrats kept up their assault on Republicans on healthcare, announcing a new national TV ad today calling them out for trying to stop healthcare overhaul.
The ad asserts that without sweeping change, insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses will continue rising and more people will be denied coverage at all.
"Tell Republicans the cost of doing nothing is just too high," the spot concludes.
“For eight years the Republican Party ignored skyrocketing health insurance costs and American families and small businesses paid a devastating price for their negligence. Now, the ‘Party of NO’ admits their true intention is to ‘kill’ health insurance reform, putting their special interest friends over the people they were elected to serve. Already, families across the country are faced with insurmountable burdens: premiums that are rising at a rate three times faster than wages, insurance companies who are free to deny coverage to those who need health care the most, and rapidly rising co-pays that are forcing families to choose between paying their mortgage and paying their health care bills,” Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse said in a statement.
“The status quo that the Republican Party is championing is breaking American families, small businesses and state budgets across the nation and only stands to get far worse in the years ahead if nothing is done - as they propose. And still, the GOP continues to see health insurance reform as an opportunity to score a political win for their ailing party. This time, however, the stakes are too high, the cost of doing nothing too great, for the Republican Party to engage in the same partisan political games we’ve come to expect from them.”
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