New ad knocks Obama for Canadian-style health care

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(CBS News) A new TV ad released Tuesday from the pro-Republican group Americans for Prosperity criticizes President Obama's health care law and urges voters to vote against him because of it.

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 supporterswho say they don't think he deserves another four years.

The David Koch-backed organization is registered as a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization and can receive unlimited funds without having to disclose its funders.

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