Pat Toomey Releases New Ad on Health Care
Allentown – Fresh from receiving the support of the Pennsylvania Medical Society PAC earlier this week, today, U.S. Senate candidate and former small business owner Pat Toomey released a new television ad highlighting the health care issue.
The ad features a local Delaware County family doctor and her thoughts on Congressman Joe Sestak’s support for a government health care takeover. Dr. Maria DeMario is a family practitioner in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. She has been practicing medicine for 17 years and is a past president of the Delaware County Medical Society.
Last summer, Dr. DeMario and several other concerned physicians in Delaware County contacted Congressman Sestak’s office about setting up an appointment with him to discuss their concerns about the massive government-run health care bill and the burdens it would place on patients’ care. Congressman Sestak was so determined to support the government health care takeover that he never even gave his own district’s doctors an appointment.
Dr. DeMario also talks about her support for Pat Toomey’s commonsense health care reforms that protect the doctor-patient relationship, lower the cost of health care, and maintain the quality of care we have in America.
Congressman Sestak’s position on health care is so extreme, he even voted for the most extreme version of the bill that would have allowed states to outlaw private health insurance altogether (Education & Labor Committee, 07/17/09). In fact, when Congress passed the final bill – opposed by 34 Democrats including 2 Pennsylvania Democrats – Congressman Sestak said he was disappointed in the bill because it did not go far enough (MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell Reports, 12/17/09).
The ad will be running on broadcast television for an indefinite period of time. The transcript is below. The video can be seen here.
“Doctor” – Transcript:
Voiceover: Congressman Joe Sestak voted for the most extreme version of a Washington health care takeover.
Dr. Maria C. DeMario: The new health care law puts the government between patients and their doctors. It’s a prescription for disaster. I tried to discuss safe and effective reform with my congressman, Joe Sestak, but our local group of doctors couldn’t even get an appointment. Pat Toomey respects patients’ rights. He has the best plan for health care.
Pat Toomey: I’m Pat Toomey and I approve this message.