The American Conservatives are outraged that the advertising giant Walgreens is using their ads to promote a health insurance policy that they say does not provide adequate benefits.
In a recent advertisement for the Walgops public weekly insurance plan, Walgens spokesperson Stephanie McGovern makes the claim that the coverage provided by the new policy would cover just over one million people.
According to the American Conservatives, Walges new policy “is actually worse than the policies currently available.”
McGovern makes no mention of the fact that only around 10,000 of the new Walgans enrollees will actually have coverage for at least the first year of coverage.
She also states that the policy is a “single payer, government funded” policy that would include both employer and individual insurance coverage.
“That’s just ridiculous,” said ATC spokesperson Alex Shackelford.
The American Conservatives have been posting their complaints online, but the issue is getting attention from the media, too.
For example, the Huffington Post has posted an article titled “Why the Walgreen ad should be removed.”
“It’s not just misleading.
It suggests that health insurance is for everybody, not just those who can afford it, and it’s an outrageous attempt to sell a policy that’s not in fact affordable for everyone,” said American Conservative co-founder Robby Mook.
McGovern has not responded to a request for comment.
In recent weeks, the American Conservative has become increasingly vocal about their outrage about the Walgarths public weekly health insurance plan.
They have been using the company’s new Walgreen weekly insurance policy as a campaign tool, and have even started a petition on Change.org calling on Walgarts CEO Mike Duke to remove the ads from the site.
Mook and Shackelford are calling on Duke to do the right thing and remove the Walgerts public health insurance ads.
“We know that the Walgate ads have been shown to have been incredibly misleading,” said Mook, adding that they are “a clear and egregious example of a deceptive advertising campaign.”
McGill is also furious that the ads have appeared on Walgreen’s website.
“I’m disgusted that Walgills ads are being used to sell an insurance policy.
The Walgate campaign is a clear example of what the company is doing to promote the product,” she said.
McGillard added that the company needs to remove all Walgains ads from their website.
She said that the American conservatives are “furious” that the advertisements have appeared and that they have been taking steps to remove them.
The American Conservative was founded in 1998 and is the largest anti-government group in the country.
They claim that their website is an independent source of information about government policies and has helped Americans to make informed decisions about how to vote.