Rep. John Yarmuth is in Louisville today promoting the second anniversary of patient protections under the Affordable Care Act, including those listed below for those in his district:
- Louisville children can no longer be denied coverage because of preexisting health conditions.
- 5,800 young adults in Louisville now have health insurance through a parent’s plan.
- 32,000 Louisville children now have free regular pediatrician visits and other preventive care through their health insurance.
- 130,000 adults in Louisville now have free preventive care and health screenings through their health insurance.
- 510,000 Louisvillians no longer face the threat of annual or lifetime limits on coverage, or of having their coverage rescinded if they get sick.
- 270,000 Louisvillians are in health care plans that previously imposed lifetime limits but are now prohibited from doing so.
Meanwhile, his opponent, Brooks Wicker, has gone up with an ad attacking Yarmuth for a quote taken completely out of context at a health care town hall from three years ago. Though Wicker attacks Yarmuth for adding to the national debt by supporting the Affordable Care Act, he neglects to mention that the CBO projects that we will actually save money and decrease the deficit with this legislation over its first 10 years.
Oh, and Wicker didn’t necessarily “go up with” this ad, because it’s not on television due to the fact that his campaign doesn’t have enough money, as not even wealthy Louisville Republicans are willing to help him. It’s a YouTube ad, and since it went up last week, it only has 215 views (likely almost exclusively from political junkies reading WFPL and cn|2).
Though 215 might not be much, it may very well be more than the Wicker campaign’s cash-on-hand.