WATCH: DSCC’s First Ad of Cycle, “The Price”
New Website www.FightWealthcare.com Includes State-by-State Consequences of Republican Proposal to Raise Costs of Care for Older Americans, Working Families
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is launching #FightWealthcare, a new television and digital campaign building on the grassroots movement against the Republican plan that would force Americans across the country to pay more for their health care and leave a staggering 24 million without insurance – all to give taxpayer funded handouts to insurance companies and the richest few. The campaign features the DSCC’s first television advertisement of the 2018 cycle, “The Price,” a spot highlighting the stark and crippling burden the Republican plan would put on middle class families forced to pay more as insurance costs skyrocket while insurance companies get a tax break. The ad – just featured tonight on The Rachel Maddow Show – is part of a targeted TV and digital buy to reach swing voters.
Alongside the new ad, the DSCC is unveiling a new website, www.FightWealthcare.com, a digital hub where voters can join the fight, learn and share the facts about the Republican Wealthcare proposal – including state-specific information on how the Republican plan will increase costs for families, utilizing estimates of premium increases for both 60- and 45-year olds.
“The Wealthcare Plan would do three things: put big insurance companies ahead of Americans’ healthcare, cause seniors and working people to pay more for less care, and make it tougher for middle class families to do something as basic as seeing their doctor,” said DSCC Chairman and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen. “Their proposal is a clear and telling demonstration of how Republicans are once again pushing an agenda to benefit the rich and powerful, not working Americans. We are proud to stand with voters who are speaking out and fighting back against Wealthcare, and we will make sure that every single Republican Senate candidate from Florida to Nevada is held accountable for their party’s toxic anti-healthcare agenda.”
Earlier this month, the DSCC released a memo detailing the campaign implications for the Republican’s healthcare proposal and highlighting how every Republican Senate candidate will be weighed down by their Party’s reckless plan.