FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2018
“Wrecking Ball” Hits John Culberson on Dangerous Health Care Record
New Ad Contrasts Culberson’s Record with Fletcher’s Bipartisan Approach to Health Care
Houston, Texas – Today, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, released her second ad of the General Election, highlighting incumbent John Culberson’s efforts to undermine progress in our health care system.
“Wrecking Ball” compares Fletcher’s willingness to work across the aisle with Culberson’s partisan record on health care—including his vote in support of the American Health Care Act, the GOP bill that would have allowed insurance companies to charge five times more for coverage for people age 50 and over and discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
This ad, Fletcher’s second commercial of the General Election, will run on broadcast and cable starting today.
“Health care should not be a luxury good,” said Fletcher. “We all share an interest in making sure our community stays healthy, but John Culberson has voted along partisan lines and against efforts to ensure that our community members are able to obtain quality, affordable health care and offered no alternative plan or solution to this crisis.”
Lizzie is the Democratic nominee in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a district that Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 election. CNN, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, and Daily Kos all recently changed Texas’s 7th Congressional District to a key “toss-up” race in their 2018 election rankings. Lizzie is the first woman partner at AZA, a Houston law firm, where she has represented businesses and Houstonians from all walks of life, helping them find solutions to complex problems. She has been recognized by her peers as one of the ‘Best Lawyers in America’ in U.S. News and World Report. She co-founded Planned Parenthood Young Leaders, and currently serves on the boards of directors for Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Open Dance Project.
“Wrecking Ball” can be viewed by clicking here: https://youtu.be/vAsEncNsup4
Transcript “Wrecking Ball:”
We all know our health care system is broken,
and Congress could help fix it.
But John Culberson is taking a wrecking ball to it.
John Culberson voted to let insurance companies
charge people 50 and over five times more than younger people,
to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
And his votes are crushing us with higher health insurance premiums
I’m Lizzie Fletcher, and I approved this message
because I’ll work with both parties to fix our health care system—
not tear it down.