House GOP campaign arm targets Dems on single-payer support

The House GOP's campaign arm is targeting Democrats over their support of a government-run health-care system, commonly referred to as single-payer.

In a new digital ad released Wednesday, the National Republican Congressional Committee instructs viewers to tell Democrats that "single-payer is not an option."

"As the problems with ObamaCare grow more severe, Democrats rally around another plan ... one more devastating than the last — single-payer health care," the ad begins. 

The ad features clips of prominent lawmakers like Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump's SEC may negate investors' ability to fight securities fraud Schatz's ignorance of our Anglo-American legal heritage illustrates problem with government Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee MORE (D-Mass.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) talking about single-payer. 

Sanders will introduce his "Medicare for all" bill Wednesday with the support of one-third of Senate Democrats. 

The Democratic Party is far from united on single-payer, however. While it has 15 co-sponsors in the Senate, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) have declined to endorse Sanders's bill. 

A similar bill in the House is supported by more than half of the Democratic Caucus.