New ad knocks Obama for Canadian-style health care
The new ad, called "Replace," compares the law to Canada's health care system and features Shona Holmes, a Canadian who said she needed time-sensitive care and sought health care in the U.S. to avoid long waits in Canada.
In the ad, Holmes said a doctor told her husband that she wouldn't be alive long enough to wait for her Canadian appointment.
"The American system was there for me when I needed it," Holmes said. "It's time for American's to get engaged in this debate."
The ad pushes the false assertion that the U.S. health care law is government-run like Canada's. In fact, the U.S. law is insurance-based and runs through the private market, while Canada's is a public system largely run and administered by the government.
A narrator closes the ad saying, "To protect American's patient-centered care, we must replace President Obama."
The ad will run in 11 states - Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, and North Carolina - and it completes a series of four television advertisements totaling $27 million. A previous ad highlighted former Obama supporters who say they don't think he deserves another four years.
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