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Outside political group runs TV ad opposing Obamacare

September 18, 2013 | | Comments 0

By Jack Brammer
jbrammer@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT – An outside political group opposed to the federal health care law has launched a TV ad that focuses on job losses associated with it.

The 30-second spot, called “Gauntlet,” highlights the recent announcement by UPS to cut health coverage for 15,000 “working spouses.”

Of 33,000 spouses on UPS’s plan, about 15,000 are eligible for health coverage through their own employers and won’t be covered by UPS starting next year. Spouses who don’t work or lack employer-provided benefits will still be eligible at Atlanta-based UPS. The UPS Worldport air hub is based in Louisville.

The ad by the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition urges viewers to back U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s efforts to “dismantle and defund” Obamacare by joining on an online petition.

“While President Obama is in denial about the economic damage that his signature health care law is causing, Kentucky families know better. We want to galvanize the public to support Senator Mitch McConnell’s relentless efforts to block, dismantle, delay and defund Obama’s disastrous law,” said the coalition’s senior advisor, Scott Jennings.

The ad is running statewide, including Cincinnati, for one week. The total buy for it is $325,000.

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