Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, the Democratic candidate for Florida’s 26th Congressional District, released her newest ad this week in conjunction with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Named “Worry,” the ad highlights her commitment to fighting Republican efforts to strip South Florida families’ access to essential medical services.
“No one should have to worry about whether they can see a doctor, buy a prescription, or recover from an illness,” Mucarsel-Powell narrates. “We Democrats are fighting to stop insurance companies from charging people with pre-existing conditions more; stop them from charging people over 50 an age tax; and take on the drug companies to bring costs down.”
Health care is one of the pivotal issues in the contest for Florida’s 26th Congressional District. While Debbie will work to bring down healthcare costs and protect people living with pre-existing conditions, Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo voted 10 times to repeal our current healthcare system, votes that would have gutted crucial protections for the more than 300,000 people living in this district with a pre-existing condition, and made health care significantly more expensive for all Americans.
“I know what it’s like to have an insurance company slam the door in your face when a loved one becomes sick. So, to people like me, this is an issue of life and death,” said Judith Casale, a healthcare advocate and resident of Florida’s 26th Congressional District. “When insurance companies found out my husband had melanoma, they refused to cover us. My Congressman, Carlos Curbelo, and his party are trying to take us back to a system where profits are more important than the lives of those we love. I’m supporting Debbie because she’s spent her career helping people in our community and expanding access to affordable care. I know she’ll do the same for us in Congress.”
The new ad comes as Mucarsel-Powell is surging in the polls heading into the final weeks of the campaign. A recent survey by Public Policy Polling (PPP) showed Mucarsel-Powell leading Curbelo, a two-term congressman, by one point (45-44). Similarly, a recent poll commissioned by the New York Times showed both candidates in a statistical tie.
The race between Democrat Mucarsel-Powell and Republican Curbelo is considered one of the most competitive in the country. CNN, Real Clear Politics, and FiveThirtyEight have rated the contest a toss-up.
No one should have to worry about whether they can see a doctor, buy a prescription, or recover from an illness.
We Democrats are fighting to stop insurance companies from charging people with pre-existing conditions more;
Stop them from charging people over 50 an age tax; and take on the drug companies to bring costs down.
I’m Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and I approve this message so we can make health care affordable for all of us.