AFP LAUNCHES NEW AD EFFORT AIMED AT OBAMACARE
Family doctor asks questions about the impact to her patients and practice
Richmond, 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, which plays in VA and other key states around the country, 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.
“Last month hundreds of Virginians rallied at the state capital to oppose Medicaid expansion, a major part of Obamacare implementation, because they know that Obama’s health care take over will hurt working families,” explained AFP State Director Dave Schwartz. “Any time you put a bureaucrat between patients and their doctor, it leads to higher premiums and worse care.”
“This ad is just our latest effort to educate our fellow citizens 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.
For further information or an interview, please contact Dave Schwartz at DSchwartz@afphq.org or 443-797-5144.