Concerned Women for America launched a bruising 60-second television ad Wednesday that lambastes President Obama over his signature health care reform legislation. The $6 million buy is running in six battleground states.
The ad features a doctor who describes the difficulties she has faced because of the Affordable Care Act. She says that it has increased costs and denied care.
“President Obama promised my patients that they could keep me -- but what if because of this new health care law -- I can't keep them?” the doctor says. “It just isn't worth it. This is where health care decisions should be made. Not in Washington.”
The Affordable Care Act relies heavily on private and employer-sponsored insurance, and most of its provisions don't kick in until 2014. Independent fact checkers have said that rising health care costs are largely unrelated to the law.
CWFA is a Christian conservative group that promotes "biblical values" and fights abortion, among other issues.
The ad will run in Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Virginia, and Wisconsin. This is the first presidential election ad to run in Minnesota, a release from the group says. In a statement, CWFA President and CEO Penny Nance said she eagerly awaits the Supreme Court decision on the health care law.
“Our members are highly energized on the aspects of the president's health care law; we are making a significant financial investment on this issue because we mean business," Nance said in a release. “As the Supreme Court decides the fate of government-mandated health care, we must continue to seek real reform, not President Obama's plan which costs hardworking taxpayers too much money and gives Washington too much control over our personal health decisions.”