Producer: GMMB and AKP&D Message and Media
Barack Obama for President: "It Gets Worse"
Running Time: 00:30
Debut Date: 10/17/2008
Ad Buy: not disclosed
Cost: not disclosed
Summary: The ad criticizes McCain's health care policy, arguing it will result in Medicare and Medicaid benefit cuts.
Script of "It Gets Worse" (TV)
ANNOUNCER [v/o]: John McCain's health care plan.
First we learned he's going to tax health care benefits to pay for part of it.
(Text on screen: Time Magazine/Klein, 9/7/08)
Now the Wall Street Journal reports John McCain would pay for the rest of his health care plan "with major reductions to Medicare and Medicaid."
Eight hundred and eighty-two billion from Medicare alone. Requiring cuts in benefits, eligibility or both.
(Text on screen: Center for American Progress Action Fund, 10/08)
John McCain. Taxing health benefits. Cutting Medicare. We can'tafford John McCain.
BARACK OBAMA [v/o]: I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this message.
(Text on screen: Paid for by Obama for America)