Partnership Launches First National Television Ad
WASHINGTON – The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future today launched its first national television ad, part of a six-figure television and digital campaign timed to this week’s Democratic presidential debates, as first reported by The Washington Post.
“Whether it’s called Medicare for all, Medicare buy-in or the public option, the results will be the same: Americans will be forced to pay more and wait longer for worse care,” said Lauren Crawford Shaver, the Partnership’s executive director. “Rather than handing more control over to politicians and bureaucrats, we should build and improve upon what’s working in American health care, while coming together to fix what isn’t.”
A new poll released by the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future yesterday reveals that voters prioritize improving our current health care system over offering a new government insurance system, often referred to as the “public option.” Voters across party lines prefer a presidential candidate focused on making those improvements over one who wants to expand government insurance systems, and majorities also “believe that negative outcomes, such as increased taxes and fewer employer-based options, are more likely to occur than positive ones if a government health care program that people could choose were put into place – and most believe it would be unlikely to improve their health care or that of their family.”
As The Wall Street Journal reports, “[t]he Partnership for America’s Health Care Future has [also] run newspaper ads, as well as video ads on Twitter and Facebook, opposing Medicare for All.”