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Ad featuring woman's death dramatizes larger debate

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Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting President Obama, released a much-discussed ad that implies Bain Capital is to blame for the death of the wife of a laid-off steelworker. I think the ad goes too far, given that Joe Soptic’s wife died five years after Bain closed his plant and that she had - though later lost - her own health insurance — for a time — after he lost his job. It’s true that uninsured people are less likely to survive cancer.

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