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Crossroads GPS Endorses Permanent “Doc Fix” Solution and Entitlement Reform

WASHINGTON—Crossroads GPS president Steven Law today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan effort to permanently address the “Doc Fix” and to enact meaningful Medicare reforms:

“The current Congress was elected to end the government-by-crisis approach to budgeting and fiscal issues.  Our nation’s long term debt has only gotten worse under President Obama, and it will not improve without a change both in how we do business, and where we place our priorities.”

“For that reason, Crossroads GPS is encouraged to see Speaker Boehner and the House Majority put forward a commonsense solution to the ongoing fiasco known as the ‘Doc Fix,’ and now Democrats are also joining this effort.  For nearly twenty years, Congress has scrambled to stop automatic Medicare reimbursements cuts to doctors who serve our seniors.  These “patches” have cost taxpayers roughly $170 billion, at the cost of great uncertainty and sloppy governance. [Read more…]

New Crossroads GPS TV Ad: What Mark Pryor Won’t Say

Pryor May Not Be Willing to Say “Obamacare,” But He’s Still Responsible for Its Cuts to Medicare and Threats to Insurance Plans  

WASHINGTON – Today, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) announced a new TV ad highlighting what Mark Pryor is unwilling to talk about with Arkansans: his support for Obamacare. 

The new spot, which can be viewed here, will air in Arkansas starting on September 3. The ad is part of a total buy of over $2.5 million running until November.  

“Mark Pryor has a knack for avoiding things in this Senate race, but Obamacare tops the list,” said Paul Lindsay, communications director for Crossroads GPS. “After telling Arkansans they’d be able to keep their health care plans, many received cancellation letters or faced higher premiums. If Pryor is unwilling to be honest with Arkansans about Obamacare, how can they trust him to fix it?”

Crossroads GPS Launches TV Issue Ad in Arkansas on Medicare and Social Security

“Call Senator Pryor. Tell Him Arkansas Seniors Depend on their Benefits.” 

WASHINGTON – Today, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) announced a new issue ad that highlights Obamacare’s $700 billion in cuts to Medicare.

The new spot, which can be viewed here, will air in Arkansas for a total buy of over $710,000 starting on Tuesday, August 19.  

Script for issue ad in Arkansas: 

ANNCR: “Arkansas seniors depend on Social Security and Medicare. 

“It’s troubling that Senator Mark Pryor said we should overhaul Social Security and Medicare. 

“On Social Security, Pryor suggested raising the retirement age.” 

PRYOR: “Say that they couldn’t get Social Security until they turn 68 or 69.” 

“And on Medicare, Pryor was the deciding vote for Obamacare, which will cut Medicare Advantage benefits for our seniors. 

“Call Senator Pryor. Tell him Arkansas seniors depend on their benefits. 

“Start Protecting Medicare. Repeal Obamacare.”

Obamacare Is Costing Rural Coloradans

New Issue Ad from Crossroads GPS Details Higher Health Insurance Rates on Colorado Families and Urges Sen. Mark Udall to Support Repeal 

WASHINGTON – Today, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) launched an issue advocacy ad spotlighting Obamacare’s impact on rural Coloradans.

The new spot, which can be viewed here, will air in Denver and Colorado Springs for a total buy of $455,000 beginning on August 19. 

“The costs of Obamacare are being felt by Coloradans in the form of higher insurance rates and over $700 billion in cuts to Medicare,” said Paul Lindsay, communications director for Crossroads GPS. “Despite all these problems, Senator Mark Udall continues to support the law and said he would vote for it again. This ad gives Colorado families the opportunity to speak out to Senator Udall on Obamacare and have their voices heard.”