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. 

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The ad features clips of prominent lawmakers like Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFilibuster becomes new litmus test for Democrats Gallego says he's been approached about challenging Sinema Democrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Biden stiff arms progressives on the Postal Service Trump by the numbers: 2024 isn't simple 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.