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Woman from 'Obamacare' political ad learns ACA will help her, will deny it to the grave

March 20, 2014 - Chris Tomassucci

Have you seen that political ad? The one featuring that poor Michigan woman with cancer who might actually die from Obamacare?

The ad features Julie Boonstra, an actual Michigan resident (who was, incidentally, married to a Republican county chairman at one time).

Boonstra looks longingly into the camera and talks about the awesome health insurance she had. . .until Obamacare came along and took it from her! The new plan she is forced to get is way worse and will likely kill her, the ad implies.

Well, as is often the case with ads like this (at both ends of the political spectrum) when someone did a little digging, it turns out Boonstra will in fact benefit from Obamacare! Can you believe it?

Yeah, she can't either! And still doesn't, even after seeing the evidence (AKA: her better, more affordable health insurance plan through Obamacare).

From the Detroit News:

Boonstra’s old plan cost $1,100 a month in premiums or $13,200 a year, she previously told The Detroit News. It didn’t include money she spent on co-pays, prescription drugs and other out-of-pocket expenses.

By contrast, the Blues’ plan premium costs $571 a month or $6,852 for the year. Since out-of-pocket costs are capped at $5,100, including deductibles, the maximum Boonstra would pay for all of her cancer treatment is $11,952 for the year.

Boonstra was of course overjoyed to learn of the savings. Not really though, she is actually still in denial about it now.

Again from the Detroit News:

When advised of the details of her Blues’ plan, Boonstra said the idea that it would be cheaper “can’t be true.”

“I personally do not believe that,” Boonstra said.


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