Health Care7 March 2014

American Action Network Launches $1 Million Medicare Advantage Campaign

TV, Digital & Mail Urge 9 Senators & Congressmen To Fight “Deep Rate Cuts” to Seniors’ Health Care

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) is launching a $1 million issue advocacy campaign pressuring nine Senators and Members of Congress to fight the Obama Administration’s proposed new cuts to Medicare Advantage (MA). Over the next two weeks, a mix of TV ads, mail, and online ads call on the Senators and Members to act. Seniors can take action by calling Congress & signing a petition at

Nearly one in three seniors relies on MA, yet the Obama Administration just announced a 5.9% rate cut, with the rule being finalized on April 7th. MA is cut by over $156 billion under Obamacare. A recent poll by AAN found that 54% of seniors believe the Obama Administration made the “wrong decision” in cutting MA.

“President Obama promised he wouldn’t cut Medicare, but that is exactly what he’s doing, again,” said AAN Communications Director Dan Conston. “The Medicare Advantage cuts could be the trifecta of horrors for seniors: lose your doctor, pay more, and get fewer benefits. Token support is not enough. It’s time they actually stand up and fight to stop President Obama from gutting Medicare Advantage.”

Click on the links below for the respective ads. AAN’s campaign includes:

• Sen. Mary Landrieu (LA) – $260,000 in Baton Rouge broadcast TV, mail & statewide digital

• Sen. Mark Pryor (AR) – $250,000 in Little Rock broadcast TV, mail & statewide digital

• Sen. Kay Hagan (NC) – $240,000 in Greensboro broadcast TV, mail & statewide digital

• Rep. Nick Rahall (WV-3) – $70,000 in broadcast TV in Beckley-Bluefield-Oak Hill

• Rep. Rick Nolan (MN-8) – $50,000 in cable TV in Duluth-Superior

• $100,000 in digital advertising pressuring: Rep. Joe Garcia (FL-26)Rep. John Tierney (MA-06)Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)Rep. Tim Bishop (NY-01)

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The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) 'action tank' that creates, encourages and promotes center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security. The American Action Network's primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into action to advance our center-right policy agenda. The Network is chaired by former Senator Norm Coleman (MN) and its board includes Fred Malek, former Congressman Tom Reynolds (NY), and former Congressman Vin Weber (MN).

Courtney Parella

Communications Director