The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is going on the offensive against Senator Casey in the healthcare debate by trying to tie him to comments made by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
The NRSC is starting a Facebook ad pushing Casey on Warren’s comments that Democrats should run on a single payer healthcare plan.
“Now it’s time for the next step. And the next step is single payer,” Warren told the Wall Street Journal.
“Pennsylvanians deserve to know if Casey is going to sacrifice their well-being to support Elizabeth Warren and her extreme government-run health care plan,” NRSC spokesman Bob Salera said in a release announcing the ad.
The ad, which has no audio, is a series of visuals, the first one saying “Elizabeth Warren doesn’t think Obamacare goes far enough.”
It then asks if Casey agrees, and says that Casey has voted with Warren 92% of the time.
You can view the ad here:
These sorts of ads are not often used to move the numbers during a debate, but are used to fire up the base. Facebook ads allows campaigns to target specific audiences who are more likely to engage with the ad and share it, increasing the reach of an ad.
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party sees the ad as an attempt by Republicans to draw attention away from their own healthcare plans.
“It’s understandable that Senate Republicans are desperate to distract from their disastrous health care bill and its 17% approval rating. Senator Casey will continue to fight against their plan, which would send premiums for older Pennsylvanians skyrocketing, end protections for those with preexisting conditions, and limit efforts to combat the opioid crisis,” Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesman Max Steele said in an email.
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Repeal Obamacare!!! Obamacare took my healthcare away from me.I no longer have health insurance because I can not afford it anymore.
Single payer, or Medicare for all, is the obvious and best answer. Bring it on!
Harris Wolford who defeated former Gov. Dick Thornburgh for the open seat after Senator John Heinz was tragically killed said at the time, ” You have a right to an attorney, you should have a right to a doctor”. President Obama campaigned in 2008 for a national type of health care so that American business could compete with foreign rivals in countries with national plans. What happened to that idea?
You will inspire people and increase turnout on election day if you demonstrate bold and courageous leadership. Advocating for Single payer is one important way to do this.
The most popular politician in America, Bernie Sanders, has consistently called for Medicare for All. Actually, three national polls show that 60% of Americans want single payer. Heck, even Warren Buffet supports single payer. After watching the Republicans create a horrible mess of health care, Americans rightfully ask, why is the US health system uniquely overpriced and underperforming? It is way overtime for single payer.
Come on Bob. I’ve voted for you and I’ve sent you cash in the past. I am one of 60% of Americans and a far higher majority of Dems who want #SinglePayer or a public option. Heck even over 30% of Rs want it.
Call their bluff and do the right thing. Let the minority of Americans who want us each to buy our own healthcare vote against you; very few of them will ever vote for a Democrat anyway.
The GOP healthcare (aka deathcare) plan takes healthcare away from 22 million Americans, destroys traditional Medicaid and gives the richest 1% a $250K tax cut.
A public option (other than going to the ER and stiffing the hospital for the bill) should be part of any responsible health system. Medicare for All (that want it). If you want your expensive and often worthless private insurance, keep it. But pay the price when the time comes.
It is truly telling that the ad says nothing about supporting the Republican health insurance bill (well, tax cut for the wealthy paid for by taking away people’s health insurance bill, but that is a bit of a mouthful!).
1) I think we should have a single-payer system. Or at least something better than we have now.
2) I realize not all people want single-payer.
3) Didn’t Bernie tell us that everyone is really a secret socialist and would vote for government takeovers of everything if only they weren’t all corrupt shills?
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