Pro-ObamaCare groups launch ads against repeal

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A coalition of groups fighting ObamaCare repeal is launching a “seven-figure” ad-buy in selected states warning against the dangers of scrapping the law without a replacement. 

The coalition is called the Alliance for Healthcare Security, and includes liberal advocacy groups like Families USA and Physicians for a National Health Program. 

The print and digital ads are targeted to Alaska, Arizona, Maine, Nevada, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. 

Arizona and Nevada are two states where Democrats are hoping to unseat Republican senators in 2018, and Maine is home to centrist Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

{mosads}The ads feature a man looking off the end of an unfinished bridge. “Repealing the Affordable Care Act without an immediate plan to replace it is a big risk — like walking off an unfinished bridge,” the ad states. 

The ad refers to an Urban Institute study finding that 30 million people would lose health insurance if the law were repealed, and an estimate from the American Hospital Association that hospitals would lose $165 billion over 9 years.

Republicans plan to move early next year to repeal ObamaCare without putting forward a replacement. They plan to delay the repeal from going into effect for a couple of years to buy time to come up with a replacement. 

The ad puts an emphasis on the lack of a Republican replacement.

“Tell Congress: Don’t repeal without an immediate replacement,” it states.

ACA repeal print ad by M Mali on Scribd

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