This 30-second ad, the second of the U.S. Senate campaign between incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer and Republican Bill Jones, began airing Tuesday on television stations in California's top five markets: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno.
Image: Boxer in a home setting, a backyard visible through the door behind her.
Script: "HMO bureaucrats are overruling the doctors. It takes you months to get an appointment. And dealing with insurance companies can be a nightmare. It's time for a real Patients' Bill of Rights so that healthcare decisions are made by our doctors, not bureaucrats. Let's make health insurance tax-deductible and get seniors real help with their drug costs. To me, it's basic. People ought to be able to get good healthcare without going bankrupt."
Image: Boxer seated with children on outside steps.
Script: "I'm Barbara Boxer, and I approved this message."