August 10th, 2009
07:52 PM ET
11 years ago

DNC unveils new health care TV ad

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee will release a new television ad Tuesday touting President Obama's efforts to reform the nation's health care system as he travels this week from the Northeast to the Rocky Mountain West.

"President Obama's plan will end unfair insurance practices like denying coverage for a pre-existing condition, outrageous out-of-pocket expenses, and dropping coverage when you get too sick," a narrator says in the 30-second commercial. "Health insurance reform means your family's care comes first, not insurance industry profits."

A DNC spokesman tells CNN that the ad will run on national cable, as well as on local cable in New Hampshire, Montana, Colorado and the District of Columbia. Obama will hold a health care town hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Tuesday, before heading out west to Montana and Colorado.

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soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Jeremiah

    Great, we can have all those things without a COMPLETE GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER? Get it?

    August 10, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  2. nathan smith ga

    yes we can and yes we will have health care for americans

    August 10, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  3. I am Newt's ex wife

    AMEN>>>>>to that!!!

    Doesn't our Senior citizens and the good ol' GOP realize that we already have socialism. The Medicare and Medicaid program, Social Security....all are socialized.......get it??

    Don't start on that ...well they are all broke.....wellllll.... fund the programs like you are supposed too.

    The most ironic thing I have seen is a belligerent white guy raising havoc at a town meeting where the constituency is 95% African Aamerican and he was from another state. On top of that he said...."us old folks don't like the government in our business".....really??/...the government is already in his business paying him Social Security and Medicare takes care of his health insurance. Doesn't anyone get it????

    This just another way for the conservatives and special business groups to try and hijack the program or scuttle it.

    August 10, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  4. GuyInVA

    Just think, if health care reform (or health insurance reform as the ad cleverly calls it) passes, you're covered when the AFL-CIO and SEIU union thugs beat you up for not supporting it. You might get lucky. If they are scheduled to assault you or damage your property on a weekend, or Monday through Friday before 10:00 AM or after 2:00 PM, they won't show. Their union-negotiated lunch break, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, will keep them away from your door as well. Those coffee breaks at 10:15 and 1:30 keep them pretty busy too. If they do manage to schedule you for a beating, you may get bumped if there is a body they need to bury.

    August 10, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  5. IS IT 2012 YET ??

    I cannot trust anything that Obama and Pelosi say. They are arrogant, and deceitful.

    August 10, 2009 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  6. keep up the good work mr. pres

    you are doing a great job

    August 10, 2009 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  7. yuri

    John Bohner and Eric cantor have a counter advertisement already. Bohner the whiner can have a canard with the cantankerous Cantor and come up with a catchy collection of catcalls.

    August 10, 2009 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  8. Clean and simple.

    We ARE already paying taxes for people who don't have health insurance who end up in the emergency room.

    Medicare and Medicaid are socialist programs but folks don't seem to have a problem with accepting that coverage, or discounts in their prescriptions.

    Not only do people come to our country for health care, but it goes both ways. Our citizens go to other countries for BETTER TREATMENTS and cheaper operations.

    With reform, you get MORE options, not less. Wouldn't you want to keep your health insurance if you lose your job?

    August 10, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  9. unshrub

    If Palin and the republicans are so right about the health care bill, why do they have to lie to convince people not to support it?

    August 10, 2009 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  10. Scott

    Is this the same DNC who has an ad that states people, who are angry about their health care being controled by the federal government, were part of an organized angry mob who were driven to these townhall meetings? "We The People" are writing, phoning, faxing our concerns to our representatives and there is no response. The DNC is not representing us any more!

    August 10, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  11. Grrr-awful-o

    Man! I've never been lobbied by the party in power so much in my life! And I'm in my 50s. Is this the new way to govern or just an abnormality? Hope it's the latter. Perpetual campaigning is getting old.

    August 10, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  12. JoeC

    Obama is a joke! This guy knows so little about healthcare it is frightening. If you have a pre-existing condition you can still get coverage through risk pools set up at the state level. Once you've been accepted by an insurance company they cannot drop you because of the amount of claims you have. And generally the higher the deductible the lower the premium, so the buyer makes the choice based on their premium tolerance. Keep spouting your lies Obama and hopefully you will be a one and done potUS.

    August 10, 2009 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  13. jm

    Mrs. Palin's first statement sounds like she was listening to talk radio and forgot to check on the actual facts, whiler her most recent statement urging civil discourse is grammatically correct, clear, and succint. I wonder which Facebook ghost writer wrote it on her behalf–maybe the co-author of her upcoming book?

    August 10, 2009 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  14. Health Care reform pleez

    My mother went lung surgery through right before she turned 65. She couldn't afford health insurance and now, still has crazy bills to pay from it (120k). A week after she was discharged from the hospital, she went to the post surgery follow-up clinic. They couldn't treat her properly however, because they couldn't find her records. Very very frustrating, especially since she is now pulling 14 hour days to pay the bills and will never get a chance to retire. She is a workhorse with a strong work ethic, but deserves better so please pray for her.


    August 11, 2009 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  15. Belle1

    As a Democrat, I am surprised CNN doesn't do a better job of reporting the truth...what I mean by that...the Infamous Swastika symbol that Pelosi is speaking about was at the Denver protest. Actually it was a Swastika with a circle red slash over the symbol on the know, the symbol that says NO. Source: Utube.

    I have waded through the House bill. I am not for Government Run Health Care. What is being painted as Health Care Reform is a lie.

    Reform would be to fix what is broken...not take over and dictate everything...from access to your personal bank accounts to hospitals not being able to expand without government permission, to limiting the amount of care to special needs individuals.

    Obama promised Health Care...the SAME health care that every House and Senate members enjoy. Perhaps he should read the bill, line by line. If that is what he wants then Congress failed him, and us.

    August 11, 2009 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  16. Aunt Bea and Opie

    Time to take off the gloves and pound them with the TRUTH.

    August 11, 2009 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  17. Thomasr

    Those right wingers with insurance are showing their true colors. They simply cannot understand how many people out there are either losing their insurance or watching it sky rocket to the point where they cannot survive the cost of it going up like it is. As usual the republicans put corporations before the people of the country. They are all for war after war and even arming our enemies so they can create wars but again doing anything for the citizens paying exorbitant taxes is just asking too much. Funny thing about all the people so upset at the town halls. There is a common element to them all, they are white, older, and blatantly racist. Not one of them voted for our current president and don't understand it is they the majority of people have turned their back on.

    August 11, 2009 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  18. Isneg

    This is one way to inform us. Put out more information out there. Details whenever possible. Don't be distracted by those shallow minded ideologues who are only interested with "ME". Yes, me, me, me, all the time. What get's me is that they know they are outright lying to their teeth (and believe it), but are so passionate about their lies.

    August 11, 2009 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
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