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Hispanic Group Attacks 'Painful Impact'

Hispanic Group Attacks 'Painful Impact'
Rep. Pete Gallego

By    |   Monday, 25 November 2013 02:50 PM

The bipartisan Hispanic organization The LIBRE Initiative has slammed Obamacare and the people supporting it in a new series of bilingual ads in Texas.

The ads in the southwest section of the state, titled "The Painful Impact of Obamacare on Texas," target Democratic Rep. Pete Gallego for voting for the disastrous Affordable Care Act.

The campaign, which also spreads its Obamacare protest through grassroots events, urges the Hispanic community to sign an online petition to its members of Congress, telling them to stop supporting the health-reform act.

LIBRE says Obamacare has resulted in Hispanic families losing their coverage and paying higher healthcare premiums, as well as pushing employers to cut back on work hours to comply with the law —all of which adds an especially greater hardship to the younger generation of Latinos.

"As compared to the nation, Hispanics already suffer from higher unemployment rates and lower median household incomes; now the ACA burdens Hispanics by mandating the purchase of insurance plans with higher premiums," say the ads.

"While the White House has again postponed the ability to enroll for health plans on the Spanish-language ACA website, Spanish speakers will still face tax penalties in 2014.

"The new healthcare law relies on the young and healthy to pay higher premiums in order to sustain lower premiums for others. Young healthy Hispanics are being particularly targeted to enroll on the exchanges."

LIBRE, which says it does not endorse or oppose any candidate, points out in its original Florida ads that elected officials are not listening to its message about getting rid of Obamacare.

The TV, radio, and online ads also urge Hispanics to tell Rep. Joe Garcia, a Florida Democrat, and other ACA supporters "to stop driving up healthcare costs."

"It's time to hold them accountable for their continued support of the new healthcare law," the ad says. "Let Washington politicians know that you are keeping them accountable for making the wrong decisions.

"With so many in the Hispanic community losing their current healthcare plan and their full-time jobs, not to mention having to pay thousands of dollars more for insurance, this law is anything but 'affordable' for hard-working Floridians who are already struggling economically."

Founded two years ago, LIBRE describes itself as a nonpartisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advances the principles and values of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community so it can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America.

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The bipartisan Hispanic organization The LIBRE Initiative has slammed Obamacare and the people supporting it in a new series of bilingual ads in Texas.
Monday, 25 November 2013 02:50 PM
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