Campaign releases new TV ad on Scott Perry turning his back on PA-10 constituent

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – The Democratic nominee in the 10th Congressional District, George Scott, is releasing a new television ad today focusing on his priority of protecting the health care coverage of everyone who has a pre-existing condition.

The ad features Mechanicsburg resident and lifelong Republican, Dan Caruso, who suffers from scleroderma, a chronic, autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s connective tissues. There is no known cure for the disease.

“Eventually you die from it,” says Caruso in the ad.

“Scott Perry voted to deny health insurance for Dan and millions of people,” says George. “And it wasn’t just once. He voted twice to completely repeal coverage for all Americans who have a pre-existing condition. Those votes illustrate a complete lack of sensitivity and compassion for every single person suffering from a pre-existing condition. In Congress, I will fight for the complete opposite: to make healthcare more affordable and accessible.”

In Congress, Scott Perry has voted to allow insurance companies to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and asthma. On two separate occasions, [H.R. 596 – Roll Call Vote (February 3, 2015) and H.R 45 – Roll Call Vote (May 16, 2013)], Perry voted to completely repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act without including any replacement language.

In addition, he has voted 34 other times to severely limit coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

Caruso says in the ad, “I don’t know how to determine what Scott Perry is thinking. His constituents need help.”

So-called “repeal and replacement” legislation that Scott Perry eventually voted for in 2017 would have reduced the number of Americans with health insurance by 23 million by 2026, including 750,000 Pennsylvanians.

“If I’m Scott Perry, I could not look at Dan with a straight face and say that I’m a champion for him,” said George. “Voters want to elect a Congressman who votes in their best interests, not on behalf of special interests.”