DNC ANNOUNCES NEW NATIONAL TELEVISION AD CALLING OUT REPUBLICANS FOR TRYING TO KILL HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM

“THE COST OF DOING NOTHING”TAKES LEADINGREPUBLICANS TO TASK FOR TRYING TO KILL REFORM, SPELLS OUT THE COST TO AMERICAN FAMILIES OF FAILING TO ACT

 

Click Here to View "The Cost of Doing Nothing": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc9dRP2iKuM

 

Washington, D.C. – As the Republican Party continues to declare that they will stop at nothing to “kill” health insurance reform and “break” the President over the issue, the Democratic National Committee released a new television ad today explaining the risks of the Republican strategy of doing nothing to fix America’s broken health care system. The ad notes that if the “Party of NO” gets its way and health insurance reform is derailed, the cost of doing nothing will result in premiums continuing to rise faster than wages, insurance companies dictating care and denying coverage while their profits soar, rising co-pays and out of pocket expenses and more and more families choosing between paying the mortgage and paying for health care. The ad also notes that leading Republicans, from Rush Limbaugh and Jim DeMint to Lindsey Graham and Michael Steele, want to kill health insurance reform for political gain.

 

“The Cost Of Doing Nothing” will run on national and D.C. cable stations beginning tomorrow for the next two and a half weeks. Please see below for a statement from DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse:

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

Click Here to View “The Cost of Doing Nothing”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc9dRP2iKuM