Doug Jones pledges to ‘fix broken health care’ in new Senate campaign ad
Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones released a new TV campaign ad on Monday, focusing on his pledge to help "fix" the problems in health care while attacking Republican opponent Roy Moore.
"If it’s broken, fix it," Jones said as the ad begins. "Health care, it’s broken. You know it and I know it. But Roy Moore’s grandstanding and extreme views will do nothing to fix it and his policies will take us back to the past."
Jones has attempted to shift the focus of the Senate campaign to health care, holding a series of meetings with reporters in Huntsville last week to tout his support on reauthorizing funding for CHIP (child healthcare insurance program). At the same time, he has repeatedly called out Moore for his lack of a position on the issue.
Moore, in a statement to AL.com last week, said he will review the issue of CHIP funding if elected on Dec. 12. Funding for CHIP in Alabama is expected to run out in March 2018.
Jones also said he opposes abolishing the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, but said there are problems within the national health care law that need to be repaired.
In the press release announcing the new campaign ad, Jones said Moore is running a "divisive campaign."
via Real-Time News from AL.com http://bit.ly/2zzWl2c
November 6, 2017 at 06:58AM