Koch Sucking ObamaCare Again!

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Politics
Feb 242014

The more time that passes since the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka ObamaCare, became law, the more Republicans have to lose.  First, the last thing Republicans want is to see American’s hard-earned tax dollars spent on them, instead of being used as welfare for billionaires and corporate criminals.  Second, more Americans will discover that Republicans have never stopped lying about it.  So what response do we get from Republicans?  We get more Koch-funded lies, of course.

0224KochBrothersAnother day, another debunked Obamacare horror story. The larger problem with this one is that it's got the big bucks of the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity behind it, blasting it out on the airwaves in Michigan against Rep. Gary Peters, a Democrat running for Senate. In it, Michigan resident Julia Boonstra says this:

“I was diagnosed with leukemia. I found out I only have a 20 percent chance of surviving. I found this wonderful doctor and a great health care plan. I was doing fairly well fighting the cancer, fighting the leukemia, and then I received a letter. My insurance was canceled because of Obamacare. Now, the out-of-pocket costs are so high, it’s unaffordable. If I do not receive my medication, I will die. I believed the president. I believed I could keep my health insurance plan. I feel lied to. It’s heartbreaking for me. Congressman Peters, your decision to vote Obamacare jeopardized my health.”

At this point, so many of these horror stories have been debunked, traditional media has their radar up for them. This one is no exception, and the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler is on it, researching the claims made. First off, Boonstra was able to get a plan on the exchange with Blue Cross Blue Shield that had her doctor in its network. While she doesn't claim in the ad she lost her doctor, she sure implies it. She didn't.

Secondly, Boonstra herself told the Detroit News that her monthly premium cost had been cut in half, from $1,100 a month to $571. Her assertion that "the out-of-pocket costs are so high, it’s unaffordable," is hard to back up as well because Obamacare limits out of pocket spending to $6,350 for an individual plan, at which point the insurance company picks up everything. According to what Kessler found, all of the Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Michigan have that limit. So the out of pocket expenses Boostra is facing will be almost entirely covered by how much she is saving in premiums over the course of the year—$6,348. AFP's answer to Kessler about all this is that her out of pocket expenses are now more unpredictable, and that makes it harder to budget. That's a fair point, and the uncertainty surrounding monthly costs would be upsetting for anyone battling any illness (though potentially mitigated by the $571 in savings Boostra sees every month), but that's not the message given in the ad…  [emphasis added]

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Here’s that Republican ad to fool the sheeple.  Barf Bag Alert!

Remember that, although ObamaCare is not perfect, it is still a big step in the right direction, and the Republican option has only one thing for consumers: The RepubliCare Death Benefit.  Under RepubliCare, there is never an extra charge to die for people who cannot pay.



  7 Responses to “Koch Sucking ObamaCare Again!”

  1. I recently received two "surveys" in the mail, both with the stated intent "Help End Obamacare!"  One was just from the Repubs so I tossed it.  The other was from an outfit calling itself "catholicvote.org."  Well, anyone who has seen any of my comments on the separation of church and state will know what THAT did to my blood pressure.

    I didn't fill out the survey but I did send an email to the group, which included:

    "Anyone who has ever paid attention to the words of Jesus in the Gospels, or to the words of Pope Francis (who quite obviously is paying attention to the Jesus of the Gospels), would not wish to end the Affordable Care Act, unless it was to replace it with Medicare for All.

    So I must assume that you are neither Catholic nor Christian, but, in fact, counterfeit Catholics.  It is my opinion that you should repent on earth in dust and ashes, because when you hear the words 'Depart from Me, I never knew you,' it will be too late."

    I even made up a disposable email address and set up a special folder in case I get a response – which I truly don't expect.  I didn't ask them to take me off their mailing list, but if they don't, they will certainly get an earful when they write to me.

    But I mention this because the two mailings looked identical, except for the name of the group.  Which means these "Catholics" are being funded by the Koch brothers too.  A fine kettle of fish.

  2. I'm getting so sick of their lies! I'm sure a lot of people are. All   I have to say is that it's a damn good thing we have insurance to cover it thanks to "ObamaCare".

  3. Daily Kos:  They are running the same type of ads in WV against Senator Rahall, a Dem who has been in office since the seventies.  So sick of seeing them, lies, lies, lies.  I wonder how much she got paid for the ad.  Kentuckians seem to be embracing ACA, we are having record numbers of people enrolling.  That doesn't stop Bought Mitch and Idiot Rand from pusing their ads, though. 

  4. Thanks all.  Kudos to Jo,

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