Democratic group hits GOP attorneys general in six-figure ad campaign on ObamaCare

Democratic group hits GOP attorneys general in six-figure ad campaign on ObamaCare
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The campaign group for Democratic attorneys general launched a six-figure ad campaign targeting their Republican counterparts for trying to undo the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in court. 

The Democratic Attorneys General Association's (DAGA) digital and print ad campaign will target Republican attorneys general in five states who are currently involved in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the health care law also known as ObamaCare.

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A federal appeals judge will hear oral arguments in the case Tuesday. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE may call the GOP ‘the party of health care’, but the truth is these Republican AGs are in court this week trying to sabotage health care coverage for millions of Americans,” said Farah Melendez, DAGA Political Director.

“These health care hypocrites are attacking the critical care people in their states rely on to go to the doctor, afford prescription medication, and take care of sick kids and family members.”

The ads will target five Republican attorneys general who are involved in the litigation: Curtis Hill (Ind.), Jeff Landry (La.), Eric Schmitt (Mo.), Sean Reyes (Utah) and Patrick Morrisey (W.Va.).

"Your attorney general Curtis Hill is in court this week wasting your tax dollars to take health care from 497,000 Hoosiers like you," reads one ad that ran Sunday in the Indianapolis Star. 

Last year, a coalition of 21 Republican-led states sued the Trump administration arguing that ObamaCare was unconstitutional and could not stand without the law's individual mandate, which Congress repealed in the 2017 tax law. 

The administration has declined to defend the health care law and is pushing the courts to overturn it. 

A coalition of Democratic attorneys general, led by California's Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraOvernight Energy: California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule | Climate strike protests hit cities across globe | Interior watchdog expands scope of FOIA investigation | Dems accuse officials of burying climate reports California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule Overnight Energy: Trump officials formally revoke California emissions waiver | EPA's Wheeler dodges questions about targeting San Francisco over homelessness | 2020 Dems duke it out at second climate forum MORE, is defending ObamaCare in court. 

A federal judge in Texas sided with Republicans in November, declaring the entire law invalid.

Democrats will ask the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn that decision Tuesday.