Our Congressmen enjoy health insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, with premiums subsidized by their employer -- that would be you and me.
In spite of the great health benefit they enjoy, all of Alabama's Republican Congressmen voted against the SCHIP bill to provide 5 million American children with health insurance and improve Medicare for 44 million seniors and people with disabilities.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Chris Van Hollen announced a new radio ad campaign against some of the obstructionist Republicans who tried to block the SCHIP bill. "This August we're going district by district to urge Republicans to stop obstructing progress," Van Hollen said. "Republicans who continue to vote in lockstep with President Bush and against children and seniors in their districts will be held accountable."
The drive time ads began Monday and this week will be heard during news, weather and traffic reports in the following districts:
* Jim Saxton (NJ-03)
* Bill Young (FL-10)
* Vern Buchanan (FL-13)
* Tom Feeney (FL-24)
* Calls will be made in Richard Baker's (LA- 06) district.
Here's hoping they bring these ads to Alabama soon. Wouldn't it be great to turn on the radio and hear something like this?
Did you know Congressman Aderholt receives health care at taxpayers'
expense, but Aderholt voted against providing health care for 5 million
uninsured children. Tell Robert Aderholt to put families first.
Did you know Terry Everett receives health care at taxpayers' expense,
but voted against lowering senior's Medicare deductibles and co-
payments for preventative care? Tell Congressman Everett to put seniors
Spencer Bacchus, Jo Bonner and Mike Rogers also opposed the SCHIP bill. Who knows, maybe future rounds of radio buys will target all five Alabama Republican Congressmen who are happy enough with their own great health insurance, but pretty stingy when it comes to helping poor kids and seniors get insurance.
Hear one of the DCCC ads targeting Bill Young of Florida.