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Organize Now releases Halloween video: Koch brothers trying to scare Florida seniors with zombie lies about health care reform
Americans for Prosperity’s non-stop attempts to mislead seniors about the Affordable Care Act are based on false claims
ORLANDO, FL — Local advocates from Organize Now, a state partner of Health Care for America Now, released a video today in response to the latest effort by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) to scare Florida seniors around the state this Halloween with misinformation and lies about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
AFP, an extremist front-group for the billionaire Koch brothers, oppose the health care law and is hosting “Obamacare 101” sessions all over Florida as part of its crusade to defund and repeal the law and block access to health care for millions of Americans.
Organize Now activists who attended AFP sessions in central Florida videotaped speakers misinforming seniors with blatant lies about the tax impact of the law and the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Click here to see the video: http://youtu.be/NzUvTFlV7KI
“This is the behavior we’ve come to expect from Americans From Prosperity in Florida and around the country,” said Stephanie Porta, the executive director of Organize Now. “For the last three years, AFP has tried to mislead people about the law with outright lies about the ACA despite the fact that millions of Americans are already benefiting from the law’s no-cost preventive care and discounts on prescription drugs.”
Produced by Organize Now in cooperation with Health Care for America Now, the nation’s largest grassroots advocacy organization focused on health care reform, the video exposes AFP’s deceptions and presents documented facts to correct the lies.
“AFP should be ashamed of using these scare tactics when hundreds of thousands of Floridians can’t get health care because the Florida legislature refuses to expand Medicaid coverage,” Porta said. “There is nothing scarier than being sick and knowing you can’t afford to go to the doctor because politicians and their lobbyist friends would rather play partisan games than take care of their constituents,” said Organize Now member Paul Heroux.
Americans for Prosperity has spent millions of dollars fighting the ACA, including a $2 million ad buy just this month against two Democratic senators who voted for the law.