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TREASURE COAST TWIN SISTERS TELL THEIR CANCER SURVIVAL STORY IN NEW AD

Sisters Appeal to Congressman Brian Mast to Preserve Access to Health Care,

Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions

WEST PALM BEACH — Today the grassroots advocacy group Floridians for a Fair Shake released a new television ad featuring twin sisters Susan Stutz of Port St. Lucie and Paula Albright of Palm City are telling their cancer survival story while urging Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) to stop attacking Floridians’ access to health care. The six-figure ad buy will begin running in the West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce media market on Thursday, June 21.

In the ad, Susan and Paula, who are about to turn 50, lament that Mast’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have resulted in what AARP called an “age tax” — people over 50 paying up to five times more for the same coverage. In addition, the Trump administration’s recent decision not to defend the ACA in court is widely reported to mean a return to pre-existing coverage exclusions, as well as increased uncertainty for health care premiums, which will have an immediate impact on cancer survivors like Susan and Paula.

Susan Stutz and Paula Albright are available for interviews to discuss their health care experience and what it means for others in the Treasure Coast.

The new ad, entitled Sisters, is available here.