August 24, 2020 Press Releases

NEW TV AD: Shaheen Taking on Wall Street to Stop Surprise Medical Bills

August 24, 2020
Contact: Josh Marcus-Blank,

The ad highlights Senator Shaheen’s fight to stop Wall Street companies from ripping off Granite Staters with huge surprise bills for hospital visits

Manchester, N.H. – Jeanne Shaheen’s efforts to stop Wall Street firms from ripping off Granite Staters with surprise medical bills is the focus of her campaign’s newest television ad. In the ad, which aired on WMUR and cable this weekend, Kathy Cavallaro from Rye, NH shares how she was hit with an unexpected $5,000 bill after undergoing emergency surgery in January 2019.

Cavallaro and her husband had health insurance, but because her surgeons were out-of-network, she got a surprise bill. Concerned about the cost of this bill and how she and her husband would be able to afford to pay it, Cavallaro contacted Senator Shaheen, who helped lower the cost of the bill and support her and her family.

Shaheen has been a leader in the fight to reduce health care costs in the Senate. Working with Republicans and Democrats, Shaheen has helped lead legislation to stop surprise medical bills. For her efforts, Shaheen was targeted with a multi-million dollar ad campaign funded by Wall Street companies who have been able to cash in on this dangerous practice and wanted to stop her from working across the aisle to fix it. In response, Shaheen said that she would not be intimidated.

“Jeanne Shaheen is working across the aisle to protect New Hampshire families from predatory Wall Street firms who are profiting off their most significant health care challenges. When these companies tried to scare Jeanne Shaheen away from trying to end surprise medical bills, she made it clear that she would not be intimidated,” said campaign manager Harrell Kirstein. “Granite Staters know they can count on Jeanne Shaheen to make a difference for them whenever they contact her with a problem, and she will continue her efforts to stop surprise medical billing once and for all.”

Watch the new television ad here: