With a budget still not in place, and devastating health care cuts hanging in the balance, a coalition of health care stakeholders are extending a run of TV ads in the Central Valley, Central Coast, Inland Empire, and Palm Springs areas–all to highlight the issues that are at stake.
Regions that will be hit particularly hard by proposed state health care cuts–Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Riverside/San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and the Coachella/Imperial Valleys–will continue to see the ads as part of an evolving campaign (of which Health Access California is involved).
Here’s the script:
“In Sacramento, cutting funding for doctors and hospitals is just a number on a spreadsheet. But around here, you’re going to see fewer nurses, and fewer hospital services for patients. Cutting back on ambulances will mean slower response times. More time in the waiting room and higher costs we can’t afford. But if the legislators we send to Sacramento do their job, we can keep doing ours. Stop the health care cuts, or we’ll all pay the price.”