New TV Ad Warns Congressional Republicans: ‘Hands Off Obamacare’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     Contacts: Jeremy Funk, 202-470-5878
July 18, 2013                                                         Lauren Weiner, 202-470-5870

New TV Ad Warns Congressional Republicans: ‘Hands Off Obamacare’

 As the GOP Continues Counterproductive Crusade to Hamstring Obamacare, Ad Highlights Good News of Plummeting Premiums in NY Thanks to ACA’s Mandate



Washington D.C. (July 18, 2013) – On the heels of House Republicans’ latest counterproductive and costly vote to repeal, delay or dismantle Obamacare, Americans United for Change is on the air with a new TV ad putting the Grand Obstructionist Party on the defensive for trying to strip away the health law’s new benefits and consumer protections – benefits that include plummeting premiums for New Yorkers, according to a new study.  “Hands Off Obamacare” can be seen on cable news starting today into next week. See script below, and watch it here:

Brad Woodhouse, President, Americans United for Change: “This is a warning shot to Republicans that they are playing with fire with their hyper-partisan efforts to repeal and undermine Obamacare. They will be held accountable for their stubborn insistence on making legal again the worst insurance industry practices like huge unjustified premium hikes of 20, 30 or more percent without accountability or denying care to sick kids. Obamacare is working – reining in premiums, helping seniors, women, minorities and young people get more and better coverage and putting patients and doctors in charge of healthcare decisions rather than insurance companies – and even still – Republicans are doing everything they can to deny people these benefits and discourage them from receiving them.  The problem for them, as the news out of New York Times shows, is that Obamacare is working.”

Just this week, Republicans voted to stall the Obamacare requirement that individuals purchase government-subsidized health insurance, which – if they had their way – would leave 13 million Americans uninsured and leave people everywhere paying higher premiums. 

“We’re not taking it lying down,” added Woodhouse.  “We're going on the offense with the same message they unsuccessfully used to try and stop Obamacare from passing: ‘Hands of My Healthcare.’  Obamacare is the law of the land and is helping millions of Americans so we are turning the table on them with a simple and direct message: ‘Hands Off Obamacare.’”


“Hands Off Obamacare”

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Americans United For Change

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ANNCR:   The news is in - Health care premiums are tumbling


CG:  Health Plan Cost for New Yorkers Set to Fall 50%



New York Times, 7/16/13

ANNCR: Seniors are paying less for their prescriptions


CG: Seniors are paying less for prescription drugs


Seniors see savings on Rx drugs under 2010 health care law [USA Today, 3/19/12]


ANNCR:  And no one can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition


CG: Coverage can’t be denied because of pre-existing conditions


U.S. News & World Report: 10 Good Things About Obamacare: “Pre-existing conditions. Beginning in 2014, no one can be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing medical condition.” [7/15/13]


ANNCR: All thanks to Obamacare




ANNCR:  But Republicans would take it all away


CG: Republicans want to repeal Obamacare


House Republicans make repealing Obamacare an annual tradition [Yahoo News, 5/16/13]


ANNCR:  Republicans have voted nearly forty times to dismantle Obamacare. Forty times to take away coverage.



CG: Republicans voted nearly 40 TIMES to repeal Obamacare


All dates and votes available here: Voting to repeal, over and over [Washington Post, 5/15/13]


ANNCR:  Republicans want to take your benefits away and put insurance companies back in charge.



ANNCR: Obamacare is working. Tell Republicans – HANDS OFF OBAMACARE.


CG: Tell Republicans: Obamacare is working - (202) 225-0600.


Paid for by Americans United for Change.