AUSTIN – Texans For Greg Abbott today released a new ad entitled “Wrong Way O’Rourke: Socialized Medicine which focuses on the devastating impact of Beto O’Rourke’s platform of socialized medicine. The ad features critics of socialized healthcare, including President Joe Biden, as well as Beto O’Rourke in his own words praising single-payer healthcare and Medicare for All. 

Ad Facts For “Socialized Medicine”:

BETO O’ROURKE: “So what’s my vision… some form of a single payer system. Some expansion…”

O’ROURKE: “But the only way that I understand that you can get there is to have some kind of a single payer model.”

CENK UYGUR, THE YOUNG TURKS: “That is a deeply misleading answer…”

JOE BIDEN: “It will cost more than the entire federal budget we spend now. The idea middle class taxes aren’t going to go up is just crazy.”

  • The Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget Found Middle Class Taxes Would Increase Under Single Payer. “Regardless of the overall impact of Medicare for All, it is clear that taxes on the middle class would have to rise in order to pay for it.” (“Would Medicare For All Require A Middle-Class Tax Hike?,” Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget, 10/22/19)

CHYRON: Single-Payer Wait Time To See A Doctor: 22.6 Weeks

  • The Fraser Institute In Canada Found That The Average Wait Time For Treatment In Canada In 2020 Was 22.6 Weeks. “Long waits for surgery and medical treatment cost Canadians almost $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity last year, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. … Taken together (10.5 weeks and 12.1 weeks), the total median wait time in Canada for medical treatment was 22.6 weeks in 2020 – the longest in the survey’s 30-year history.” (Press Release, “Medical Wait Times Cost Canadian Patients Over $2 Billion In Lost Wages Before COVID-19,” Fraser Institute, 4/13/21)

CHYRON: Doctor Choices Limited

CHYRON: Treatment Denied

CHYRON: Wait Time For Special Procedure: Not Likely

JOHN DELANEY: “Why do we have to stand for taking away something from people?”

CHYRON: Wrong Way O’Rourke