A nonprofit group founded in part by Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus on Thursday kicked off a new nationwide campaign aimed at collecting stories from Americans about how the Affordable Care Act hurt them.
"There's a lot of talk in Washington D.C. about the solutions, there's a lot of debate about what the right solution is on health care," said Elaine Parker, President, Job Creators Network Foundation. "What we need to do is take a step back and look at the problem, and the problem is that Obamacare has hurt a lot of people along the way."
JCN's website says their mission is to "involve employees in the fight to defend free enterprise."
The initiative launched with its first advertisement telling the story of one man who was given the choice between keeping his job and having health insurance.
Check out the ad here
Parker says the purpose of the campaign is to highlight the stories of people who have been hurt by Obamacare like her nephew who is featured in the ad.
"There are thousands of stories out there like that," Parker said. "There are stories of small businesses owners who have to close their businesses or can't hire or can't expand because of the regulatory burdens Obamacare brought on them."
The campaign will consist of television ads, a dedicated website and a social media campaign targeted at audiences across the country, according to a statement from JCN.
Senate Republicans are currently mulling through a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the current Senate bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 that Obamacare.
The plan would lower the national deficit by by $321 billion over the next ten years by cutting taxes and Medicaid funding.