The health care ad assault doesn’t take a break for Thanksgiving. The 60 Plus Association, the conservative response to the AARP, announced a $2 million ad buy going after eight centrist Democratic senators and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), the only member of the GOP who has been open to negotiations on the Senate’s health care legislation.
The ad will begin airing tomorrow in Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Entitled “Devastating,” it cites a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) report assessing the bill’s affects on Medicare, warning seniors their benefits and access to care could be jeopardized.
“This should be a week of Thanks, but these Senators will be receiving ‘No Thanks’ from seniors,” 60 Plus Association President Jim Martin said in a release. “The chief actuary says the House bill cuts Medicare. The Senate bill is no better.”