McConnell Counters Medicare Ad With One Of His Own
Also, the Washington Post fact-checks another ad which positions Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., as a key Obamacare opponent and claims the health law increased insurance premiums 50 percent.
Politico: Mitch McConnell Strikes Back On Medicare Ad
Mitch McConnell has decided to quickly and strongly counterpunch on Medicare. Just 24 hours after Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes began running an attack ad about the entitlement, the Kentucky senator is firing back with a Larry McCarthy-produced spot that says it is Democrats who cut Medicare under Obamacare (Hohmann, 7/9).
The Washington Post’s The Fact Checker: Did Health Insurance Premiums Jump 50 Percent Because Of Obamacare?
This campaign ad highlights Alexander’s role as one of the chief GOP critics of President Obama’s health-care law during a nationally televised “health-care summit” held on Feb. 25, 2010. The ad shows Alexander debating the president over whether the Congressional Budget Office predicted a rise in premiums because of the Senate version of the bill. Then the ad asserts that individual premiums have gone up more than 50 percent ... Alexander may want to relive his moment in the national spotlight, but he’s misleading viewers with his math that premiums have risen more than 50 percent (Kessler, 7/10).