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Concord, NH-- Protect Our Care is launching a new digital ad today as part of our $2 million ad campaign criticizing the Trump administration’s failed coronavirus response that put millions of Americans at grave risk. “Failed Us” features Dr. Farhan Bhatti, a family physician from Lansing, Michigan, speaking about how most of his patients are uninsured or underinsured and how President Trump’s war to terminate the Affordable Care Act and rip coverage from millions is “reprehensible” as the nation faces the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch: Failed Us


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This ad is part of a series of ads first launched by Protect Our Care earlier this month. As cases of coronavirus continue to spike around the country and the death toll reaches 150,000, the ads urge the Trump administration to listen to medical experts and do more to protect Americans during the pandemic. All ads released as part of this campaign make clear that the coronavirus pandemic “didn’t have to be this bad.” 


IMG_0322“President Trump’s botched coronavirus response would only be exacerbated by his disastrous lawsuit to terminate the Affordable Care Act,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “Health care workers who are on the front lines of this pandemic like Dr. Bhatti know the worst thing that we can do is strip health care from millions of Americans. Americans are increasingly worried about their health and safety, but instead of taking action, President Trump continues to plow ahead in his years-long quest to destroy Americans’ health care, all in the middle of the worst public health crisis in a century.” 


Script for Failed Us (:30): 


[Dr. Farhan Bhatti:] I am a family physician.


Most of our patients are underinsured or uninsured. 


So, we’ve been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in many ways, and it is reprehensible that the Trump administration – including the president himself – think it’s appropriate to be leading the fight to take health care away from Americans during the middle of a pandemic.


And so, it absolutely gets me riled up and gets me frustrated and angry on behalf of my patients.


President Trump has failed us during this pandemic.