The conservative American Action Network (AAN) is out with its first ad of the general election, going after Democratic congressional candidate David Gill for advocating a single-payer health care program.
“Gill wants a single-payer health plan more radical than Obamacare. Gill would eliminate Medicare, put bureaucrats in charge of health care decisions and add a new 2 percent tax to pay for it, costing families $1,000 a year to pay for it,” the ad’s narrator says.
Gill has been critical of insurance companies’ roles in passing health care reform and is an advocate for a single-payer system. The insurance industry opposes such a plan because the federal government would pay hospitals and doctors directly for their services.
But while the AAN ad goes after Gill on the issue of Medicare, the health plan for senior citizens is actually a single-payer system run by the government