FreedomWorks Slams GOP Surprise Billing Fix with New ‘Outbreak’ TV, Digital Ads

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, FreedomWorks announced the launch of a new TV ad and
district-targeted digital advocacy ads as part of their campaign calling on Republicans in
Congress not to settle for surprise billing proposals that include government-set rates and
would put America on a path toward a government-run single-payer system such as “Medicare
for all.”
The TV ad declaring a “new strain of ‘Medicare for All’ has been discovered on Capitol Hill in
the GOP surprise billing proposal” highlights Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) Lower Health
Care Costs Act, S. 1895, and urges viewers to call their representatives in Congress and tell
them “we can’t afford government price controls.” The 30-second spot, titled “Outbreak,” is
airing now in the Senator’s home state on cable and broadcast stations in Nashville and
Knoxville and is available to view here.
Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented: “An arbitration backstop would do

little to negate the grave consequences that would come from giving the government rate-
setting power. Conservatives in Congress, and all across the country, need to make it clear to

Republican leaders who’ve lost sight of their commitment to free-market principles – any
surprise billing proposal that would give bureaucrats in Washington the power to set prices for
healthcare will be dead on arrival.”
The six-figure campaign launching with the television ad in Tennessee includes a robust digital
buy featuring the “outbreak” ads. The digital video ads will be airing in the beltway, and
advocacy ads linking to an action center to contact congress will be served to voters in the
home districts of Republican members in dozens of states across the country.
“Americans across the country are counting on Conservatives in Congress to see Senator
Alexander’s rate-setting approach for what it is – the foundation for ‘Medicare for All,’”
concluded Brandon.

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