Hospitals Group Ad Urges Congress To Protect O’Care’s Expanded Coverage (VIDEO)

March 17, 2017 2:34 p.m.
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The American Hospital Association, which has been vocal about its opposition to Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, launched a television ad on Friday urging Congress to save health insurance coverage for Americans.

The 30-second spot includes clips of President Donald Trump assuring that Americans would get better coverage under the Republican plan, while the narrator notes that “some plans” for repeal in Congress actually would cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance.

The spot urges Congress to “protect affordable coverage for as many Americans as possible.”

The ads are slated to beginning running this weekend in the Washington, D.C. area and on national television, including during the Sunday morning news shows. The group declined to specify the size of the “significant” ad buy.

Watch the ad below:

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