Women’s Group Criticizes Health Care
A one minute ad has been paid for by the Concerned Women for America and it features Ami Siems a family physician warning that some patients could be denied healthcare under the new reform law and might not be able to select their regular doctor.
Siems has appeared in ads previously, criticizing the proposal for health care reform that was sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, another group of conservatives in 2009.
Siems says in the ad that everyone agreed that reforms were needed, but the new law for healthcare is not fixing what was wrong. The ad continues by saying that President Obama had promised patients they could keep the same doctor, but the new law does not guarantee that will happen.
The ad will be shown in battleground states that are key for in the presidential election. The states where it will be seen include New Hampshire, Iowa, Wisconsin, Virginia, New Mexico and Minnesota.
Those opposed to the health care law, which was passed narrowly in 2010 when the Democrats still controlled Congress, have made it a rallying cry for all conservatives. A ruling later this month is expected from the Supreme Courts on whether it is constitutional, particularly the mandate that requires everyone in the country to buy health insurance.
The Legislative Action Committee of the CWA, an arm of the group that is considered a social welfare association and does not have to disclose where their donations are received, approved the new ad.