The South Dakota Tea Party is comparing the Affordable Care Act to Soviet-era Communism. It's all part of a new video that started airing this week on local TV stations.
The South Dakota Tea Party says the two minute video that depicts a man with a Russian accent is meant to draw attention to the failure of Obamacare.
"We wanted to create an ad that's edgy, that gets people's attention, and true. We're headed toward a Soviet-style, one-size-fits-all program," Dr. Allen Unruh with the South Dakota Tea Party said.
Unruh says they are working on a condensed version to air on more local TV stations.
But for people like self-employed Sioux Falls wife and mother Amanada Mack, who has Type 1 Diabetes and is pregnant with her second child, the video leaves her nearly speechless.
"I'm actually flabbergasted. It doesn't make any sense to me," Mack said.
Mack says she is looking forward to January 1, 2014 when insurance companies can no longer deny her coverage.
"No one will sell me insurance and because of the Affordable Care Act that's gone now, and that gives us a lot of security we wouldn't have before," Mack said.
Mack agrees that the Affordable Care Act needs to be improved but says the Tea Party video doesn't help.
"I think having an open conversation about what the bill does or doesn't do is important but videos like this do absolutely nothing to further that conversation," Mack said.
Unruh says it is a productive video because it grabs people’s attention and warns them of the pitfalls of the health care law that is being implemented.
"You have to put things a little edgy to get people's attention and that's what this does. You use sarcasm and that's what this does. I invite anybody to go to any other country and find better healthcare," Unruh said.
A healthcare system that Unruh believes is being eroded, which is why he says the South Dakota Tea Party is putting out the warning.
The video is currently only airing on the local Sioux Falls FOX affiliate and KCPO which is another local Sioux Falls broadcast channel.