Koch Fib Files: The TV Ad’s Apolitical Cancer Patient
Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 11, 2014
Remember the anti-Obamacare ad created by Karl Rove’s Koch-funded group “Americans for Prosperity” that featured a lady cancer patient who tried to make it sound like her health care costs were going up?
Well, it turns out that she’s actually going to save over $1000 a year because of Obamacare:
Before her plan was canceled, [Julie] Boonstra was paying a $1,100 monthly premium. That’s $13,200 a year, without adding out-of-pocket expenses like co-pays and prescription drugs. But under her new plan, the Blue Cross Premier Gold, Boonstra’s premiums are down to $571 a month, and out-of-pocket costs are capped at $5,100. That’s a maximum annual expense of $11,952 a year.
Oh, and here’s something else that won’t surprise anyone at all who’s been paying attention over the last four decades:
Boonstra told The Detroit News she had never been politically active before joining the anti-Obamacare campaign. The newspaper reported her ex-husband, Mark Boonstra, had served as chair of the Washtenaw County GOP, and was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to the Michigan Court of Appeals in 2012.
What was that about being apolitical again, Ma’am?
(Crossposted to MyFDL.)
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