New Walker TV ad touts effort to lower premiums on ACA exchanges

Gov. Scott Walker’s latest TV ad touts a program he proposed to lower premiums for those who purchase their health care through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

The spot features Dr. Don Lee, who says Wisconsin’s health care system is No. 1 in the nation for quality, but many families can’t afford it, especially with Obamacare premiums having “skyrocketed by 36 percent this year.”

“Washington politicians keep promising to fix the problem, but it never happens,” Lee says. “That’s why Gov. Walker’s plan to keep premiums down is so important.”

The spot then turns to Walker, who says “Our bipartisan plan invests $200 million to help lower premiums for Wisconsin families because we can’t wait for Washington to get the job done.”

Walker’s campaign said it will run on TV as well as online and social media platforms. The campaign wouldn’t say how much it’s spending on the ad, Walker’s fifth of the campaign. The liberal One Wisconsin Now, which tracks ad buys, says Walker has a $1.5 million buy on Wisconsin TV through early July.

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