January 2, 2014

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UUP mounts TV ad campaign to save Downstate Medical Center

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UUP’s new TV ad campaign urges viewers to speak out to keep SUNY Downstate Medical Center a full-service public hospital.

The 30-second ad features patients who have received vital treatments at Downstate’s University Hospital of Brooklyn. It began airing Jan. 2 on select cable television channels in New York City and Long Island; it will run through the month.

The ad will also air on cable TV channels in Albany for nearly three weeks while the state Legislature is in session.

The ad warns that Downstate could be privatized or closed, which would rob necessary health care services from hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites, including those who depend on the medical center’s nationally recognized outpatient dialysis and asthma centers, and pediatric services. The ad concludes by asking viewers to call a toll-free phone line, 1-877-255-9417 and urges them to “tell the governor to keep Downstate open, public and working for Brooklyn.”

Click Here to view the ad.

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