Healthcare

Pro-ObamaCare group targets key senators in new ads

A pro-ObamaCare group is launching a new round of ads pressuring three key Senate swing votes to vote against repeal of the healthcare law.

The six-figure ad buy from the group Save My Care comes ahead of a vote expected next week. The ads target Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

“Senator Heller promised to protect our healthcare, but he refuses to take a stand, even though the bill slashes Medicaid and over 100,000 Nevadans will lose insurance,” the narrator says in the ad targeting Heller, who also faces a tough reelection race next year.

“Senator Heller, stand up for Nevadans, vote no on healthcare repeal,” the ad concludes.

The ad in West Virginia specifically mentions the opioid crisis, which has hit the state hard. “Medicaid would be slashed, worsening the opioid crisis,” the ad states.

Heller came out in strong opposition to the original Senate replacement bill but has not made clear his position on the updated version.

Murkowski and Capito have both expressed doubts about the Senate’s replacement bill and have said they will vote against a repeal-only option.

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