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Democratic Businessman Harley Rouda Releases Digital Video Ad Illustrating Sharp Contrast Between His Vision for Healthcare and Rohrabacher’s Support of Trumpcare

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Keeping up the pressure on incumbent Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who recently voted to support Trumpcare, also known as the House GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), today Democratic businessman Harley Rouda unveiled a hard-hitting contrasting digital video ad that showcases the different positions both candidates have on healthcare in the race for California’s 48th Congressional District.

Watch the digital video ad, titled “2 Plans,” below:

Upon releasing the new, compelling online ad, Democratic businessman Harley Rouda remarked:

“Trumpcare’s aims are un-American and nothing short of horrifying. Dana Rohrabacher’s backing of a plan that kicks 24 million Americans to the curb and off of healthcare, defunding of Planned Parenthood and which would allow open discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions all serves as the latest evidence that he’s out of touch with the values and the people of Orange County. In Congress, I will work to increase coverage, lower costs, protect those with pre-existing conditions, fully fund Planned Parenthood and bring compassion to healthcare for our nation’s hard working families. This new ad articulates these two sharply contrasting visions for where to take our healthcare system in the months and years ahead.”

The full script of the ad reads as follows:

What does our healthcare system look like if Donald Trump and Dana Rohrabacher get their way?
24 million more Americans uninsured.
Open discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions— like cancer and heart disease.
Planned Parenthood—defunded.
Trump-care taxes leading to skyrocketing costs for people over 50.
Billions slashed from Medicaid and higher prescription drug prices.
Harley Rouda’s plan?
Universal healthcare for ALL Americans — including guaranteed coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Preserve and improve the Affordable Care Act.
Fully fund Planned Parenthood.
Lower prescription drug prices.
Protections for Medicaid expansion.
Prevention of a Trump-care tax on people ages 50-64.
Harley Rouda has a plan to make things better.
Dana Rohrabacher’s plan will make things worse.

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of several recent campaign updates, all of which reflect Rouda’s increasing momentum, including:

To view Rouda’s previously released ad, “Clean House,” please watch below:

Harley Rouda is a successful businessman who has created several successful companies, and now serves on the board of numerous companies in a variety of industries. Rouda received an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Capital University Law School. He lives in Laguna Beach, with his wife Kaira Rouda, a bestselling author. They have four children.

Active in numerous charities and civic organizations over the years, Harley has been involved in fighting homelessness and domestic violence; active with Human Rights Watch; supporting education for the disadvantaged as well as supporting access to higher education; saving military jobs; and working with civic organizations to drive economic development.

The 48th Congressional District is considered a ripe pickup opportunity for Democrats, as Hillary Clinton won the district by 2%. The district is seen as all the more winnable given that Rohrabacher is an unabashed supporter of Russia’s Putin, and is one of Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress. The 48th Congressional district also had one of the largest swings of any Congressional district in the country from 2012 to 2016, with more than 13 percentage points at the presidential level shifting to Democratic.

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Press Releases.

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