Family doctor asks questions about the impact to her patients and practice
Arlington, VA – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest grassroots advocate for economic freedom, announced the launch of the 2nd ad in an effort that highlights the negative consequences of President Obama’s healthcare law. The ad is part of a larger educational effort intended to reach those who stand to suffer the most under ObamaCare, and educate them on how the law could negatively impact their healthcare.
The new TV ad, called “Doctor Questions,” features the story of Dr. Gallagher, who has questions about how ObamaCare is going to impact her patients and medical practice. She identifies as one of the 65% of doctors who believe more government intervention is detrimental to healthcare. Doctors throughout the country will also be faced with massive new government mandates, rules, and red tape that will mean 190 million hours per year in new paperwork, reducing the amount of time that doctors have to see and take care of their patients. The threat of new requirements and rising costs has led to an increasing number of private physicians who may have to close their doors.
“ObamaCare is confusing and costly for doctors and patients alike.” explained AFP President Tim Phillips. “Doctors are concerned that they may not be able to provide care their patients deserve and are worried about what will happen to their practices. We feel it is time for some honesty on the true consequences of government intrusion into the private healthcare decisions of doctors and patients, and to provide a counter to the disinformation that’s out there.”
Viewers of the new ad are directed to visit ObamaCareRiskFactors.com, where an online calculator will assess each individual’s risk of suffering painful effects of the new law, and enable them to share their own risk factors.
AFP state chapters will engage activists around the country to further educate and provide information on the negative consequences of ObamaCare.