GRAFTON, Wis. – On Thursday Dan Kohl’s campaign for Congress launched a new television ad as part of a $118,000 ad buy. The ad highlights Kohl’s advocacy for children’s health care and mental health care for veterans. It also criticizes 6th District Representative Glenn Grothman for voting to gut protections for people with pre-existing health conditions, raise health insurance premiums, and implement what the AARP calls an “age tax” on older Americans.
Prior to running for Congress, Kohl represented the Children’s Hospital Association and fought for funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at the same time Rep. Grothman was one of just 37 members of Congress to vote against funding the program. Kohl also worked on behalf of the Welcome Back Veterans initiative, which ensures military veterans have access to mental health care and other resources when they return home from serving their country.
In 2015, Rep. Grothman voted against funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which serves 9 million children and pregnant women. In 2017, he voted in favor of the American Health Care Act, which would have stripped coverage away from 44,000 of his constituents and more than 400,000 Wisconsinites. The bill would have also increased average premiums by thousands of dollars and made it so older Americans could have to pay up to five times as much as younger citizens.
The 30-second ad is airing in the Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison markets.
Click here to view the ad.