Earlier this month, Congressional wannabe Susan Wild ran a TV ad starring a cancer survivor named Jo Ann Connors. "I don’t understand why Marty Nothstein wants to take away our insurance," worries Connors. "It keeps me awake at night. What would we do? What would my children do? It’s terrifying."
It's also bullshit.
Nothstein has made clear on several occasions that he supports continued coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.
“I am on record as supporting current law that requires insurers to cover preexisting conditions. Likewise, I am in favor of policies that would ensure health care for every citizen who wants it,” Nothstein said in a statement released to the press. “What I oppose is government forcing people to purchase policies they do not want and imposing plans that take away a patient’s choice of doctor.”
Nothstein was particularly upset by that ad because members of his own family are cancer survivors.
As it turns out, Jo Ann Connors is actually employed as a certified paralegal in Susan Wild's law firm.
Nothstein mentioned this at a WAEB-790AM interview last week. The proof that he is accurate is in the link provided above.
So basically, Wild used a firm employee as a prop in a fake ad.
She's worried Nothstein wants to take away her insurance? What about a law firm with 34 employees? Is Connors saying that Wild's law firm provides no health insurance for their employees?
This is precisely what I mean when I say Wild is dishonest.
I'll have another story about a case in which she was involved, but need to finish my research.