New Ads Target Bishop, Upton On Health Care Repeal

A man who has lost the bottom half of both his legs to diabetes and another man trying to support his family with small children – both in need of health care – are at the center of two new advertisements against U.S. Reps. Fred Upton and Mike Bishop.

“Since 1996, I have had diabetes. It cost me my job and much more,” the man, Bob, from Kalamazoo, can be heard saying as he writes a letter to Upton (R-St. Joseph) about Upton’s last-minute decision to support Trump’s American Health Care Act.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has said Trump’s plan would increase the number of uninsured people by 230 million over 10 years and cut Medicaid coverage for lower income Americans.

Meanwhile, the ad against Bishop (R-Rochester) shows a father of five writing to Bishop to express his discontent over now having a health care system he says would raise premiums while giving a tax break to wealthy donors.

The advertisements were created by the Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity coalition, a group of advocacy leaders who seek to “educate and empower voters about taxes and health care,” according to its website.

Danielle Emerson

Danielle Emerson