As Republicans gear up to for what may be the final fight of the Obamacare saga — the fight to defund the law through the upcoming budget proposal — a large new ad will appear in the heart of New York City with a clear message: Obamacare is bad for your health.
The 6-story billboard, located on 42nd street and paid for by the Heritage Foundation, looks like a warning label, proclaiming that “Obamacare may be hazardous for your health,” and asks people to text “hazard” to a number to learn more information.
“Obamacare will affect the quality of care in this country. It will limit the choices we have in doctors, hospitals, and treatments. People are already learning that their trusted doctors aren’t going to be available to them in the new insurance plans Obamacare is forcing them into,” the Heritage blog says.
The battle to defund Obamacare includes the “Don’t fund it” campaign, spearheaded by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), that includes a petition that has received over 1 million signatures.
Recently, however, many have wondered if the Syria turmoil has stalled the momentum.
“Conservative Republicans and outside advocacy groups spent the summer pushing Congress to defund President Obama’s health care law and hoped to carry that momentum into September, when Congress could vote on it. But they now face an unexpected obstacle: The all-consuming debate over military intervention in Syria,” the Washington Examiner writes.