A group connected to House Speaker Paul Ryan has begun a major ad buy in order to push back against Obamacare and advocate for the “repeal and replace” strategy Republicans have talked about with sadly decreasing enthusiasm.
The American Action Network is spending $2.2 million to put out the anti-Obamacare ad blitz in 21 House districts, according to The Washington Examiner.
The new spot focuses on one California woman’s struggle to obtain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the health overhaul signed by President Barack Obama seven years ago.
AAN is running 30 and 60-second versions of the ad, online and on television, and appears designed to bolster the political standing of Republicans pushing for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, as all 21 House districts it is running in are held by the GOP.
The ad buy brings AAN’s total 2017 spending to $8 million, and it appears to be their second major blitz of the year.
Once can only hope that the House takes the hint and begins working earnestly on this, rather than whimpering and dodging the issue as they have done so far this year.