A television thank you…

Health Access California, as part of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) – the nation’s largest health care campaign – launched a new television ad today to publicly thank Representative Jerry McNerney (CA-D) for his historic ‘yes’ vote on the House of Representatives’ health care bill – the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962).


The ad titled “About More” will air for a week on San Francisco Bay Area cable. The ad is one of more than twenty airing nationwide to show appreciation to Members of Congress who have done the right thing in voting ‘yes’ to pass health care legislation through the House and to emphasize the importance of Members continuing to hold strong as health insurance lobbyists and other opponents of meaningful reform are sure to ramp up their attacks in the coming weeks.

California HCAN partners visited Congressman McNerney’s office (and those of several other health reform-supporting Representatives) on Monday morning at 11am to deliver chocolates and a “health care hero” media to make sure Rep. McNerney knows how much his constituents appreciate his voting to make quality care affordable to families and businesses in Nevada and to let her know they will continue to stand with her until health care reform gets signed into law.

“We’re very proud of Congressman McNerney and all the Democrats in the California delegation for standing up to the health insurance industry and other special interests and doing what’s right for California. His historic vote to pass health care legislation through the House means we are one step closer to having good health care we can afford,” said Anthony Wright, executive director, Health Access California. “With his vote, Congressman McNerney has said yes to lower health care costs, yes to a guarantee of good, affordable coverage, yes to stopping health insurance companies from denying care, and yes to the real choice and competition we’ll get with a new national public health insurance option.”

Here’s a television advertisement starting to run today by Health Care for America Now! in the district of Rep. Jerry McNerney, thanking him for voting for the historic health reform bill this weekend.

VIDEO DESCRIPTION:

Small floating SUPER: For Congressman Jerry McNerney, it’s about more than just health care.
Small business owners happily running their business. SUPER: Helping small businesses
SUPER: Growing the economy

Skyscrapers. SUPER: Taking on insurance companies.

Middle class couple looking over bills at kitchen table. SUPER: Making health care affordable.

Patient in waiting room looking worried. SUPER: No more denying coverage

Middle aged woman speaking with doctor in a doctor’s office. SUPER: Medical decisions in the hands of you and your doctor.

Still of Congressman w/ SUPER: Thank You Congressman McNerney for fighting for us. 1-877-264-4226


AUDIO TRANSCRIPT and DOCUMENTATION:

For Congressman Jerry McNerney, it’s about more than just health care.

It’s about helping small businesses survive and growing the economy.
Source: Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962, 111th Cong (2009). Accessed at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3962ih.txt.pdf

It’s about taking on the insurance companies.
Source: Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962, 111th Cong (2009). Accessed at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3962ih.txt.pdf

Making health care affordable for our families.
Source: Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962, 111th Cong (2009). Accessed at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3962ih.txt.pdf

No more denying coverage if you’re sick.
Source: Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962, 111th Cong (2009). Accessed at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3962ih.txt.pdf

And putting medical decisions back in the hands of you and your doctor.
Source: Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962, 111th Cong (2009). Accessed at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3962ih.txt.pdf

Call Congressman McNerney, say thank you for standing up to the insurance companies and fighting for us.
Source: Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962, 111th Cong (2009). Accessed at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3962ih.txt.pdf
Health Access California promotes quality, affordable health care for all Californians.

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