The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today is launching paid web ads highlighting the cost of Congressman Erik Paulsen’s repeal, as well asFacesOfRepeal.com, a web site where Minnesotans can share their stories of how they would suffer under his and House Republicans’ reckless plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The web ads and website are filled with the stories of Americans who describe how Congressman Paulsen’s repeal would damage their lives – on top of taking the country back to a broken system that led hardworking Americans into bankruptcy and let insurance companies do whatever they want to raise rates, drop coverage and deny care.
Congressman Paulsen’s House Republicans have voted nearly 50 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would raise prescription drug costs for millions of seniors, allow insurance companies to deny coverage to 129 million Americans with preexisting conditions – including 17 million children – and to increase costs on middle class families.
“For every statistic, there are millions of seniors who are saving thousands on prescription drugs, countless Americans who won’t face bankruptcy because of health care, and millions of sick kids who are guaranteed coverage – and those are the people who Congressman Paulsen is hurting with his obsessive repeal efforts,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Not only would Congressman Paulsen’s repeal hurt millions of middle class Americans, his leaders refuse to put forward an agenda to solve these problems. The costs of Congressman Paulsen’s repeal are simply too high – and these are the faces of those who will hurt the most.”