SAN ANTONIO, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AmericanDoctors4Truth today launched a television ad showing President Barack Obama, played by an actor, pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off a cliff as she begs for mercy (view ad at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2AMOgKM6qo). The ad uses Obama's own voice and words from a televised health care forum on how the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) would determine medical care: "Maybe you are better off by not having the surgery, but taking the pain killer" in response to a question about how bureaucrats would determine who qualifies for what medical treatment.
The ad mirrors the ad last May by a left-wing group showing House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) depicted by an actor, pushing "Granny" off the cliff in an attempt to scare seniors into believing false claims that the Ryan Plan would end Medicare. In the new AmericanDoctors4Truth ad, trusted doctors catch "Granny," saving her from ObamaCare and government bureaucrats newly empowered to override doctors' decisions on medical care for their patients.
The ad notes that, "President Obama and those Democrats who supported ObamaCare began throwing seniors off the cliff on March 30th, 2010, when they voted to cut Medicare's budget by $575 billion."
AmericanDoctors4Truth co-founders, Doctors Jane Hughes and Kristin Held of San Antonio, Texas, founded the organization to warn of the dangerous and potentially life-threatening overreach by ObamaCare in establishing the IPAB, described by the Wall Street Journal as a medical services rationing board. Drs. Held and Hughes are practicing ophthalmic surgeons. They both hold appointments as Clinical Professors at the medical school in San Antonio. They have recently formed the Texas Chapter of Docs4PatientCare.
According to Dr. Jane Hughes, the impetus for creating the ad is a sense of duty. "As physicians, we promise to protect the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship by our Hippocratic Oath. This law is a government intrusion that impedes our ability to provide the best care for our patients, violates their confidentiality, and in many cases places physicians in a morally and ethically untenable position. It's a matter of who you trust with your healthcare decisions, your doctor or a politician?"
Dr. Kristin Held, an ophthalmologist and recent breast cancer patient, explains, "Patient-centered health care reform is the only ethical reform any health care provider should support. We are not politicians – we are doctors. We don't treat Republicans or Democrats – we treat patients."
American Doctors for Truth (www.AmericanDoctors4Truth.org) is a 501(c)4 organization.
To schedule interviews with Drs. Hughes and Held, contact Cheri Jacobus at CheriJacobus@aol.com or call (202) 257-4638.