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NEW AD: Rep. Slotkin Efforts to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs Highlighted in Patient Testimonial

By May 17, 2022No Comments

Protect Our Care Builds on Seven-Figure Campaign With New Ads in 8 Key Districts Around the Country

Watch the Ad Here

Michigan — Today, Protect Our Care is releasing a new ad highlighting U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin’s (MI-08) efforts to bring down health care and prescription drug costs for Michiganders. The ad features a testimonial from Mindy, a Type I diabetic who struggles to afford life saving medications. In the ad, Mindy tells her personal story and thanks lawmakers like Rep. Slotkin for standing up to big pharmaceutical companies and fighting to lower prescription drug prices and cap insulin costs.

Polling shows that health care consistently ranks as a top concern for Americans, particularly when they are concerned about higher prices. People across political parties overwhelmingly support reforms to bring down health care costs. Protect Our Care’s new ad will begin running on Tuesday, May 17 on broadcast and cable television, streaming services, YouTube and other digital platforms.

The new ad is part of a multi-million dollar campaign announced last month to support health care champions fighting to lower health care costs. The overall campaign is focused 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 month, Protect Our Care released ads highlighting Rep. Slotkin’s work to ban surprise medical bills and lower insulin prices. Watch the first ads in the series here.

“Rep. Slotkin is working tirelessly to lower the costs of health insurance and prescription drugs for Michiganders,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “Michiganders are worried about rising costs and Rep. Slotkin is leading the fight to give them more breathing room as they manage their family budget. Thanks to Rep. Slotkin’s efforts, we are closer than ever to ensuring Michiganders can afford the health care they need.”

Ad Script for MI-08:

The drug companies just keep raising prices.

I pay three hundred and fifty dollars for my diabetes medication.

I can’t keep up with that…

But finally, Congress is doing something about it.

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin.

She’s taking on big drug companies to cap the cost of Insulin, and to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices.

Fighting to bring down drug costs  – that means everything to me.
Congresswoman  Elissa Slotkin.

Lowering costs, for us.