Americans for Prosperity created the ad below that’s been airing in Michigan featuring a woman named Julie Boonstra. Boonstra was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago and given only a 20% chance of survival. She says in the ad that she found a wonderful doctor and a great health care plan and has been fighting the disease and doing well. Recently she received a letter that her insurance was cancelled because of Obamacare, and now her out of pocket costs are unaffordable. She says she feels that she was lied to, and tells Congressman (Gary) Peters his decision to vote for Obamacare jeopardized her health.
Well, Peters doesn’t like that. The Washington Examiner reported that he is threatening the licenses of TV stations that air the ad, and he’s basically called his constituent a liar.
And the campaign of Rep. Gary Peters is also going after television stations airing ads in which her story is featured, threatening their licenses. …
Media organizations investigating the ad’s claims note that Boonstra was able to find comparable new insurance under the law; the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” blog gave the ad “two Pinocchios” (as compared to four for President Obama’s claim that people could keep their insurance under the law).
But Boonstra, in response, told the local Dexter Leader newspaper that though she has no idea whether she will break even with her new plan, as the fact-checkers claim, the uncertainty of having to restructure her health care while coping with a deadly disease is damage enough. (Read More)
The last thing someone dealing with a deadly disease needs is more stress added to her life. But that’s what Julie Boonstra got with Obamacare. And her Democrat congressman wants to shut her up.
H/T to reader Michigan