Target: Koch Brothers
Goal: Condemn the Koch Brothers for creating a TV ad criticizing ‘Obamacare’ with misleading information
The passage of the Affordable Care Act has brought much criticism for the Obama Administration. Even though the individual mandate was upheld by the Supreme Court, conservatives continue to find ways to criticize the act, while spreading misleading information. The Affordable Care Act helps many people who have had no way of getting health care in the past, and some conservatives refuse to believe that. The Koch brother’s group, Americans for Prosperity, has recently put out a new TV ad criticizing ‘Obamacare.’
The new, expensive television ad features a mother talking about the Affordable Care Act. She talks about her son and his health problems and how she was pleased with the medical care he received before ‘Obamacare.’ Now she claims that she won’t be able to choose the doctors she wants to treat her son, who has had seizures. The Affordable Care Act does not choose doctors for people, and the fact that the Koch Brother’s commercial would suggest that is absurd. This conservative interest has taken the individual mandate too far. Nothing about the Affordable Care Act makes it seem like people cannot choose their own doctors anymore.
Many parts of the Affordable Care Act have not gone into effect yet. The Koch Brother’s goal is to ‘warn’ Americans about what it will be like living under the act. President Obama’s campaign organization, Organizing for Action, has put out a recent TV ad to try to explain to Americans what exactly the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate will look like. Condemn the Koch Brother’s misrepresentation of ‘Obamacare’ by signing the petition below.
Dear Koch Brothers,
This is not the first time you have put out a misleading television advertisement that targets the Obama Administration. This specific ad focuses on the Affordable Care Act and is trying to cause people to be against the act, before they even know the truth. Your money should be going towards educating people about what the act will really look like.
When the mother says that people cannot pick their own doctors anymore under ‘Obamacare’, that is clearly not the truth. There is nothing under the act that suggests people do not have the freedom to choose their own doctors. The act has already been passed and the individual mandate is supposed to go into effect next year. It is a positive change for this country because it brings health care to more people who need it.
Politics is filled with corruption and lies, and your political action group, Americans for Prosperity, is part of those lies. The misleading information presented in your ad proves that information presented by your group is bias and unreliable. It is time to tell the truth.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Jim Kuhnhenn via Huffington Post