For several weeks I've been complaining that I'm not seeing any ads for our side here in Oklahoma. "Oklahoma is a lost cause," I'm told. Maybe it is, but I watch CNN almost exclusively, so I should be seeing "our" ads there if there are any. And, I'm assured, "It's too early," but apparently Concerned Women for America (shudder) don't think so. He's what I just saw on CNN:
Transcript below the squiggle.
As a doctor, I do everything I can to make sure my patients get the very best care, but look at our healthcare system. Everyone agreed we needed reforms, but this new healthcare law, it just isn’t working. President Obama promised my patients that they could keep me, but what if because of this new law, I can’t keep them? I’ve looked at this law. I know the consequences. Delayed care and, worse yet, denied care. Studies show the president’s healthcare law is projected to add hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit and increase spending by more than a trillion dollars. And the truth is we still don’t know how much this law will eventually cost. I don’t want anything to come between my patients and me, especially Washington bureaucrats. We need real reform that improves care and the president’s healthcare law just isn’t it. It just isn’t worth it. This [her office] is where healthcare decisions should be made. Not in Washington.If that isn't enough to send your blood pressure soaring, I don't know what is.
Why wouldn't this family care physician be able to keep her patients under the ACA? Because she's afraid she wouldn't get paid as much as she thinks she's worth? That's interesting because, according to 39 patient reviews at Vitals.com, her overall rating is only 1.5 stars out of a possible 4, and she rated "poor" for "bedside manner" and "accurate diagnosis"! Maybe the 1-star medical school she graduated from bears some of the blame, but she's been in practice for 20 years and still can't provide an accurate diagnosis? I'd say she makes MORE than she's worth!
I note that the script for this ad cites no authority for the claim that the law will drive up the deficit. This is also interesting because the Congressional Budget Office has consistently projected deficit REDUCTIONS as a result of the ACA. These "concerned women" seem to be relying on the Bush doctrine: repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it.
There sure is a lot of emphasis on money in this ad. What about the millions of currently uninsured people whose lives would be saved? Where's the concern for them? And where is our ad to challenge the malarkey in the CWA ad? Can't we get Obama's back on this?