New TV Ad “Breaking News” Previews a Scary Future When the ACA is Struck Down by a Court Hostile to Health Care

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of Senator Susan Collins casting the decisive vote to confirm extreme nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Protect Our Care is launching new television and digital ads in Maine. The new ad in Maine shows the scary future we could face when Justice Brett Kavanaugh sides with the Trump Administration and casts the deciding vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act and its protections for 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.

“Americans do not want protections for the more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions taken away from them by the Supreme Court, but President Trump does. Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be a rubber stamp on his war on health care was a true test of Senator Collins’s commitment to health care. Senator Collins failed that test, and Mainers will remember where she stood when the Court rules to rip health care away from us,” said Leslie Dach, chair of Protect Our Care.

Watch the new TV and digital ad airing in Maine.

The new ad campaign comes after Collins’ ignored months of activity in Maine and in DC where constituents have implored the Senator to stand up for health care and oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Court. The groundswell of opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination was borne out by poll after poll showing weak support for Kavanaugh, making him the most unpopular Supreme Court nominee in three decades. In fact, a recent Protect Our Care-PPP polling found that just 42 percent of Mainers want Sen. Collins to confirm Judge Kavanaugh and that a vote to confirm him would harm Sen. Collins’ re-election prospects.