Today, the Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate campaign released a new web ad entitled “Keep Your Doctor – Change Your Senator.” The video highlights footage of Senator Merkley in 2009 misleading Oregonians regarding their health insurance and sounding very much as the president did prior to The Affordable Care Act becoming law. The video also provides testimonials from Oregonians who have suffered under the Affordable Care Act thanks to Senator Merkley’s broken promises.
ODI reported in November that Sen. Merkley was one of several Democrat Senators trying to distance themselves from the broken promises made in 2009 & 2010 when it came to passage of The Affordable Care Act, also affectionately known as Obamacare. Merkley went so far as to say the Obama administration should keep it’s promise to the people after knowing the bill he supported was designed to phase out private insurance in order to roll out the state exchanges.
The ad from Dr. Wehby, who is in a field of five Republicans seeking the nomination to oppose Merkley, comes the day before Sen. Jeff Merkley begins holding town hall meetings in King City, Lake Oswego and Portland – the first appearances open to the public by the senator since the cancellations and technical ‘glitches’ with Cover Oregon garnered the national spotlight.
Merkley will be holding the following public meetings on Friday, January 3:
10 a.m. at Deer Creek Elementary School, 16155 SW 131st Ave. in King City.
1 p.m., Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave.
4 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway in Portland.
Dr. Wehby has been a practicing pediatric neurosurgeon for 15 years and has held numerous leadership positions including previous service on the Board of Directors at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a trustee for the American Medical Association. She is the past-president of the Oregon Medical Association and a recipient of the congressional medal of distinction for improving children’s health.
Dr. Wehby is also the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland Oregon and currently serves as a trustee for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Oregon and Southwest Washington Region, Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Services as well as the Legacy Health Systems Foundation. She resides in Portland with her four children.
To learn more about Dr. Monica Wehby, go to her website at www.monicafororegon.com