For Immediate Release
October 23, 2018
Women Vote Releases New TV Ad Calling Out John Culberson for Failing His Constituents on Health Care
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List independent expenditure arm Women Vote released a new ad calling John Culberson out for his vote to allow insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions and his failure to protect his constituents' health care.
The Women Vote ad can be viewed here and will begin running today.
“Despite living in a city with one of the best cancer hospitals in the world, families in Texas' Seventh District would lose access to health care if John Culberson had his way,” said Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List. “Culberson's record proves that he won't fight for the health care of cancer survivors, older Americans, or the more than 300,000 Texans with pre-existing conditions in his district. This is just one of the reasons why Lizzie Fletcher is the right choice on Election Day.”
VO: In Houston, one of the best cancer hospitals in the world is always in view.
But Congressman John Culberson is working to put good health care out of reach.
Culberson voted to allow insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
Many Texans, including cancer survivors, could have lost protections.
And older Texans could’ve been charged five times more.
The view from Houston…John Culberson is wrong on health care.
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