New Radio Spot – Vote!

Here is the transcript for our latest radio ad:

This is State Representative Matt Bliss. Thank you for putting your trust in me two years ago. It has been an honor representing the great people of Northern Minnesota.

It is time again for me to ask for your vote to help us build on the progress we already have made. Our opponents are once again pushing their tired, failed policies of old, that we just can’t afford.

I ask for your vote November 6th because more work remains. Together, we can do even more good work for northern Minnesota.

New Radio Spot – Healthcare (Surprise Billing)

Here is the full audio and transcript:

Audio:

Transcript:

Hello, this is state Representative Matt Bliss. Two years ago, area citizens elected me as their State Representative and asked me to fix the problem of rising health care costs.

In addition to stopping and reversing rising healthcare costs in the individual marketplace, we stopped the practice of surprise medical billing. Families in our area went to the hospital and assumed their insurance would cover the procedure, only to end up being hit with thousands of dollars in unexpected medical costs.

That is what we call surprise billing and it can be downright devastating to families.

The good news is I worked hard with fellow Legislators to successfully put an end to surprise billing in our state.

We went to bat for Minnesotans and passed a new law prohibiting surprise billing. This will provide people with peace of mind so they can spend their energy healing instead of worrying about what to do about unexpected bills piling up.

I am State Representative Matt Bliss and I remain committed to lowering the cost of healthcare in Minnesota and I am asking for your vote on November 6th.

New Radio Spot – Veterans

Here is the full transcript and audio:

Audio:

Transcript:
Hi, this is state Representative Matt Bliss. As someone who served in the Navy and comes from a family with a deep history of service, from my 7 uncles who served in WW1, of which only 6 returned to my father who enlisted right here in Bemidji, only days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor to my brother who served in Viet Nam. I’ll always fight to make sure our veterans are taken care of and receive the support they deserve.

As vice chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, I am proud of the accomplishments during my first two years in office.

We secured, $12.4 million in state funding for a new veterans home in Bemidji. This will finally put care within reach for northern Minnesota veterans who have been underserved for too long.

A number of bills I authored to help veterans were enacted. One cracked down on predatory lending practices targeting vulnerable veterans and their spouses. Another provided funding for homeless veterans.

We may never be able to fully repay our immense debt to our veterans, but that won’t stop me from trying.

I am State Representative Matt Bliss and I am asking for your vote on November 6th.

New Healthcare Radio Messages

Here are our new radio spots focused on healthcare:

60 second

Hello, this is State Representative Matt Bliss.

Health care costs have gotten out of control in recent years. Many people in our area have shared with me your concerns over soaring deductibles, overwhelming medical bills and uncertainty about whether your coverage will actually be there when you need it most.

I promised to make these issues a top priority when you sent me to the Capitol two years ago and I am proud to have delivered.

  • We ended the crippling cycle of double-digit premium increases.
  • We passed measures helping people to continue seeing their doctor of choice.
  •  We made changes to stop surprise billing.

While I am proud to have delivered on my promise to improve health care in our state, more work remains to deliver the system Minnesotans deserve and restore our state’s status as a national leader.

I am State Rep. Matt Bliss and I remain dedicated to lowering health care costs for you and your family. I would be honored to earn your continued support and vote on Tuesday, November 6th.

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30 Second

Hello, this is State Representative Matt Bliss.

I promised to make health care a top priority when you sent me to the Capitol two years ago and I am proud to have delivered.

  • We ended the crippling cycle of double-digit premium increases.
  • We passed measures helping people to continue seeing their doctors of choice.
  • We made changes to stop surprise billing.

While I am proud to have delivered on my promise to improve health care in our state, more work remains.

I am State Rep. Matt Bliss and I remain dedicated to lowering health care costs for you and your family.

New Radio Spots (Audio & Transcripts)

30 Second:

Hi, I am State Representative Matt Bliss.
Two years ago, the residents of District 5A placed their trust in me to put their interest’s first ahead partisan gridlock.
We broke through to rally support for local K-12 education funding, construction of a new student center at BSU, jobs for our region, and especially building a new veterans home in Bemidji.
I am proud of what we have accomplished together for our region and the state of Minnesota.
We have lots more to do so let’s continue to work together to put Northern Minnesota first and keep the momentum going.

 

60 Second:

This is State Representative Matt Bliss.
Two years ago, residents of District 5A placed their trust in me to put their interests first ahead partisan gridlock.  We broke through to rally support for local education funding, more jobs for our region, and support for more than 28,000 regional veterans.
Our local schools received nearly 4 million dollars more in state funding this biennium than before, so we are starting to get our fair share along with additional money to help ease our busing shortfall.
Between funding for a new student center at BSU and some much needed regional transportation and infrastructure funding, we are both investing in the next generation AND creating lots of new LOCAL jobs!
I am especially proud that we finally secured state funding to build a veterans home in Bemidji.  They have long deserved it!
Let’s continue to put Northern Minnesota first because there is plenty more to do in our region and we are showing that by working together and sticking to our values and principles, LOTS of good things happen!

Vote! Tuesday, 11/6

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