For Immediate Release
October 8, 2018
Women Vote Releases New TV Ad Highlighting Steve Pearce’s Record of Undermining Health Care for New Mexicans, While Taking Money From Drug and Insurance Companies
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List independent expenditure arm Women Vote released a new ad showcasing Steve Pearce’s record of undermining health care access for New Mexicans. The ad reveals whom Pearce really represents in Congress, the drug and insurance industries — not New Mexico's working families.
The Women Vote ad can be viewed here and will begin running tomorrow.
“Time and time again Steve Pearce has filled his campaign coffers with cash from the drug and insurance industries while voting to limit and in some cases drop health care coverage for New Mexicans,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List. “From voting to take health care away from hundreds of thousands of people in his state to supporting the end of protections for pre-existing conditions, Pearce has shown that he will fail to do what’s right for the hardworking families of New Mexico when the stakes are the highest. Unlike Pearce, Michelle Lujan Grisham understands access to affordable health care is a fundamental right and has spent her career expanding access. New Mexicans deserve to have a fighter like her in the governor’s mansion.”
Nurse: One thing I’ve learned– it doesn’t matter who you are – anybody can get sick.
That’s why everyone needs access to affordable health care.
VO: In Congress, Steve Pearce voted for the Republican plan that would have taken health insurance away from hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans.
Pearce took massive donations from the drug and insurance industries, and would allow insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, and even drop coverage for sick people.
Nurse: We just can’t trust Steve Pearce to protect New Mexico families.
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