In response to the Supreme Court's decision yesterday to mostly uphold Obamacare, Americans for Prosperity announced plans to spend $9 million dollars to push back against the broad health care overhaul. The effort will include a large television ad buy, across more than a dozen states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Here's the ad that will be airing:
"Americans for Prosperity is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a law that most Americans believed to be unconstitutional. As a result, unless Congress steps in and repeals this legislation, health care costs for most Americans will go up and the quality of health care goes down as Washington politicians ramp up yet another massive new bureaucracy. The Court got it wrong, and now Congress must step in," AFP says in a statement on its website.
President Obama’s big-government legislation will result in higher costs, fewer choices, and centralizes health care decisions in Washington instead of with patients and families. Adding $1.15 trillion in new Washington spending, and handing over health care decisions to bureaucrats is not the way to control health care costs.
Other AFP efforts will include "online activism" and "grassroots activities," which includes a petition to encourage members of Congress to keep their "hands off ... health care" and to repeal the legislation.
"I am deeply disappointed at the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Health Care bill. President Obama’s health care law will result in higher costs, fewer choices, and worse care for American families. Americans deserve real patient-centered care. Please keep your hands off my health care and I urge you to fully repeal Obama’s deeply flawed health care bill," the petition states. View the petition here.
"This is AFP’s largest healthcare effort ever," a spokesman for the group says.