McConnell-aligned group launches $4M ad campaign against ‘Medicare for All’

The GOP attacks on Medicare for all are ramping up.

A GOP outside group aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign against “Medicare for All.”

The group One Nation is spending $4 million on the first round of TV, radio and digital ads nationwide, but the full 18-month campaign will exceed that total.

“How long will you wait for care?” the ad’s narrator states. “In other countries with socialized health care, patients wait weeks, even months, for treatment. Everyone forced into the same government plan no matter how serious.”

The politics: Republicans are trying to pivot the health care debate away from ObamaCare and pre-existing conditions, issues that helped Democrats win back the House last year, to a warning of change and disruption from a government-run health insurance system for all.

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