VAN METER, Iowa – David Young, Republican nominee in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race, today released his first television ad of the 2020 general election called “Alli.”
“Alli” tells the story of Alli and Jennifer Steele of West Des Moines who met with David in Washington, DC and told him their story and situation of insurance not covering treatment for a rare congenital anomaly of Alli’s. At their request and in response, Young, as the original and lead Republican sponsor, introduced H.R. 6689 – The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act. The bipartisan bill was introduced on August 28, 2018. The bill would require insurance companies to cover such corrective treatments and pre-existing conditions.
“Finding solutions to problems and fighting for Iowans with pre-existing conditions is my record and my passion. Alli and Jennifer shared their story and I listened and led. Alli and Jennifer are incredible advocates for themselves and other Iowans in the same situations and I will always fight for them and those with pre-existing conditions,” Young said in a released statement.
Jennifer Steele: My daughter Alli was six when she was diagnosed with a rare congenital anomaly, which is a pre-existing condition.
Narrator: Insurance companies refused to cover treatment. They met with David Young.
Alli Steele: After speaking with David Young, I thought he would take action and he did.
Jennifer Steele: David introduced bipartisan legislation to require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions.
Alli Steele: I know David Young will fight for Iowans with pre-existing conditions because he did for me.
Jennifer Steele: I trust David to fight for Alli and for all Iowans with pre-existing conditions.
David Young: I’m David Young and I approved this message.
Young was elected to serve Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and reelected in 2016. He served on the influential Committee of Appropriations. Prior to his service in Congress, Young served Iowans as U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s Chief of Staff from 2006-2013. A graduate of Johnston High School and Drake University, Young is a seventh generation Iowan and resides in Van Meter.