Thursday, July 27, 2017|6 a.m.
. A healthcare advocacy group has bought TELEVISION spots in Nevada that target U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, advising him to oppose congressional efforts the repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The ads are moneyed by the national company Our Lives on the Line and will be transmitted on cable networks in Reno and Las Vegas starting today and continue through the weekend.
The 30-second video tells the story of a Nevada woman whose child successfully fought leukemia and who the coalition says could be impacted if provisions, such as the preexisting condition clause in the law, are removed.
“If this law gets reversed, my son is going to constantly be worrying about whether he can get healthcare security in the future,” his mother states in the advertisement. “Will he have the ability to get insurance coverage with the preexisting condition? Sen. Heller needs to know that my kid’s life is in his hands. Sen. Heller, please keep your guarantee. Conserve my kid’s healthcare.”
Heller has actually received pressure from conservative and progressive groups getting in touch with him to vote for or against efforts to reverse the current healthcare law. A number of efforts in the Senate on Tuesday failed to pass. The advertising campaign will accompany rallies across the nation created by the exact same organization, including in Las Vegas and Reno, to say, “Our lives are on the line if Republicans pass Trumpcare and strip our health protection.”
In Las Vegas, advocates will satisfy from 3 to 5 p.m. at UNLV, inning accordance with organizers.
For more details, go to ourlivesontheline.org.