Martha McSally has released another health care case study ad.
While the subject of this ad, “Whitney” does not appear to be a former McSally staffer as in a previous ad that featured a former campaign manager, the contents of the video attacking Mark Kelly and Joe Biden on health care requires a lot of suspension of disbelief and strains credibility.
In the ad, Whitney, a health care patient, from Queen Creek, that needs monthly chemo infusions to survive a rare blood disorder, says she is afraid of the prospect of Mark Kelly and Joe Biden “plan to put the government in charge of her health care” that would “take away our choice of doctors and threaten the quality of our care.” This, according to Whitney, “would hurt those of us with preexisting conditions.”
Whitney then goes on to say that she is supporting Martha McSally because she will protect those with Pre-Existing Conditions and ensure that everyone has quality and affordable health care.
The video ends McSally and Whitney talking in her (Whitneys?) house and walking together down a street.
A Fairly well-produced ad but with the exception of Whitney’s medical condition, the statements about Biden, Kelly, and McSally are not true.
First, where do Whitney and McSally get their information that Mark Kelly and Joe Biden want to be in charge of her health care, take away her choice of physicians, hinder their care, and harm those with preexisting conditions?
Usually, in ads, the campaign inserts a little citation by any quote or statement to show where they found the information.
That was not in the Whitney ad.
Furthermore, please click on the link here to see the features of Joe Biden’s current health care plan. Does it mention any of the things Whitney feared?
Mark Kelly and his team, upon seeing the ad, issued a statement that read:
Senator McSally is at it again, out with another new ad misleading Arizonans with false claims about not only her record on health care, but Mark Kelly’s as well.
The ad falsely claims that McSally is the candidate who will protect those with pre-existing conditions. Here’s a reminder of how it went last time she tried to make that claim in an ad:
“Unfortunately, Martha McSally is again proving why Arizonans can’t trust a word she says about health care. The truth is that if Martha McSally had been successful with her votes, 2.8 million Arizonans with a pre-existing condition would have had their costs increased or lost their healthcare entirely and we’d be even worse off during this pandemic. Arizonans deserve an independent voice like Mark Kelly who will do the right thing when it comes to health care, not a politician like Martha McSally who shows up every election year running false attack ads trying to hide her own record.” – Jacob Peters, Kelly campaign spokesperson
Please click here to access Captain Kelly’s ideas on health care. Again, they do not match the false statements in the McSally ad.
Finally, the Washington Post just released a fact check report today, echoing what the previous articles have found. That Martha McSally and other vulnerable Republican Senators are releasing ads saying that they will protect Pre Existing Conditions along with quality and affordable health care when their voting records show otherwise.
Martha McSally and her colleagues received Four Pinocchios (the highest level for lying in the Post.)
Whitney has been conned.
Maybe she should invite Senator McSally to come back to her house and do a show and tell about her previous votes and explain how her health care plan is better for her (Whitney) than what Mark Kelly and Joe Biden propose.
Senator McSally has demonstrated, by her previous votes and the health care bills that she has supported, that it is her policy positions that would make life worse for people like Whitney.
Those positions are not good for Arizonans’ health and well-being.
It serves as another reason why people should look towards another candidate when voting for United States Senator 111 days from now on November 3, 2020.
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