Conservative Groups Go After Sestak On Health Care
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm
Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) has always been a strong advocate for health care reform, but he’s getting some outsize credit from conservative groups for his role in crafting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Crossroads GPS, the conservative 501(c)4 group tied to Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, is up with a new ad in Pennsylvania that says, “Higher taxes and premiums, fewer jobs, Medicare cuts: the Sestak-Obama plan costs us too much.”
Though they more commonly refer to it as plain-old “Obamacare,” it looks like conservative groups are going to new lengths to tie certain Democrats to the comprehensive health care reform bill they are banking will prove unpopular in the fall. Parts of the bill — like regulations that prevent insurers from denying or dropping coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions — remain quite popular, while other parts — like the cuts to Medicare — are not. As the bill becomes grist for a host of “issue ads” like this one, you can bet which parts conservative groups will highlight.
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