AFP Launches New $3 Million TV Ad Targeting ObamaCare

September 19, 2013

“Tricia’s Story” starts today in six states including NC; highlights negative impact of ObamaCare

Raleigh, NC – Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s leading free-market advocacy group, has released its latest installment in a series of ads targeting ObamaCare.  Told from the perspective of Tricia, an AFP activist and two-time cancer survivor, the ad casts doubt on whether patients under ObamaCare would receive the kind of urgent, quality care that saved Tricia’s life. The ad starts today and will run through the first week of October throughout Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Watch “Tricia’s Story” here

“Obamacare is not a patient-centered healthcare system,” explained Chris Farr, State Director of Americans for Prosperity. “The bureaucracy and red tape are too much and will be particularly devastating to patients and families who have to deal with traumatic diseases like cancer. There are so many unanswered questions about this health care bill—people are very worried.”

“Tricia’s Story” is narrated by an AFP activist who credits her successful recovery from two forms of cancer to the excellent personal care of her doctors. She voices her personal concerns about the loss of patient freedom, bureaucratic involvement, and diminished choice she sees coming under the new healthcare law.

Tricia concludes, “I had the best care in the world, and I want the same for you.” The text on screen directs viewers to tell the White House they deserve better than ObamaCare.

This ad is the fourth in a series from AFP that feature personal stories to highlight the negative impact of ObamaCare.  AFP state chapters have also been extremely active on the ground, hosting some 75 healthcare related events per month in August and September.

For further information or an interview, please contact Chris Farr at or 919-218-5071.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans.  For more information, visit



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