With many Democratic candidates trying to avoid any mention of the Affordable Care Act heading into the November elections, one is bucking the trend with a new ad that proudly embraces her role in passing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), running for Pennsylvania governor, released the new ad, “Proud,” to highlight her work in getting Obamacare through.
“I worked with President Obama on the Affordable Care Act and getting affordable coverage to all Americans. It was my legislation that said insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to kids with pre-existing conditions,” Schwartz says in the ad.
“It’s something I’m proud of because it also closed the gap in prescription drug coverage for seniors. [Republican Gov.] Tom Corbett has decided not to take the Medicaid money. As governor, I will take the Medicaid expansion because 500,000 Pennsylvanians need health coverage. That’s exactly the kind of leadership I will bring as your next governor,” she says.
Schwartz’s decision to emphasize her role in the passage of Obamacare comes at a time when polls show that the law’s popularity is at an all-time low, the likely reason why many Democratic lawmakers, including Sens. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, have avoided discussing it.
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