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HEADLINES: Protect Our Care Ad Campaign Supporting Health Care Champions and Their Efforts to Lower Health Care Costs for Working People 

By April 18, 2022No Comments

Protect Our Care Released Ads in the Following Districts: Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Angie Craig (MN-02), Sharice Davids (KS-03), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Susie Lee (NV-03), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Susan Wild (PA-07)

Last week, Protect Our Care released new ads supporting health care champions from eight key districts who have fought to bring down health care costs for American families. Polling shows that health care costs remain a top priority as Americans from all walks of life overwhelmingly support reforms to bring down health care costs. The ads, released on April 13, highlighted Congressional members that delivered a ban on surprise medical bills and are fighting for reforms to lower health care costs, including capping the cost of insulin and giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices. Coverage shows that addressing the cost of health care continues to be at the forefront of the Democrats’ agenda. 

HEADLINES:

Politico Pulse: Health Campaign Supports House Dems. “The ads will highlight accomplishments — like passing a ban on surprise medical bills — and House-passed legislation that stalled in the Senate, including capping out-of-pocket insulin costs and allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, ” our Alice Miranda Ollstein writes. “The investment follows on the heels of recent polling showing health care costs remain among the top issues for Democratic voters.” [Politico Pulse, 4/13/22]

Kansas Reflector: Health Care Advocacy Group Spending $5 Million to Aid Davids, Seven Other Swing-District Democrats. “Protect Our Care, a Democratic leaning organization with former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, as an advisory board member, made the investment in House swing districts in recognition of the bipartisan appeal of reform designed to control the cost of medical services. The commercial for Davids highlights her support for a law that went into effect this year banning surprise medical bills, her advocacy for a $35 per month cap on the cost of insulin that passed the U.S. House in March and her backing of legislation granting Medicare officials authority to negotiate lower medication prices.” [Kansas Reflector, 4/14/22]

Insider NJ: New Ad: Rep. Andy Kim Featured in New Ad Campaign Supporting His Efforts to Lower Health Care Costs for Working People. “Protect Our Care is releasing a new ad thanking Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-03) for his work to bring down health care costs for American families. The ad is part of a multi-million dollar campaign in support of health care champions like Rep. Kim, who helped ban surprise medical bills and is fighting for reforms to lower health care costs, including capping the cost of insulin and giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices.” [Insider NJ, 4/15/22]

MIRS Newsletter: New Ad Thanks Slotkin. Protect Our Care on Wednesday released a new ad thanking U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin of the state’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Ingham, Livingston, and North Oakland counties, for her work to bring down health care costs for American families. Just last month, Rep. Slotkin helped pass the Affordable Insulin Now Act, which caps insulin costs at $35. The new ad campaign comes as President Biden and Democrats are continuing their work to lower drug prices, further reduce premiums, and expand affordable coverage to working families.” [MIRS Newsletter, 4/13/22]

Virginia Political News: Protect Our Care Is Releasing a New Ad Thanking Rep. Abigail Spanberger for Her Work. “Protect Our Care is releasing a new ad this week thanking Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) for her work to try and bring down healthcare costs. As for the ad from Protect our Care, they are spreading the $5 million between Spanberger and seven members of Congress.” [Virginia Political News, 4/13/22]

Sean Golonka, The Nevada Independent: “Protect Our Care has launched a new $5 million ad campaign across eight congressional districts, including #NV03, highlighting Dem reps’ efforts to ‘bring down health care costs for American families.’ One ad highlights Rep. Susie Lee’s (D-NV) health care efforts in Congress.” [@s_golonka, 4/13/22]