Julie Boonstra, the latest “victim” of Obamacare, recently spoke out about the imminent threat that the health care law poses in her life. According to Boonstra, the month to month costs have risen to a level that is absolutely unaffordable.
Boonstra says that somehow, after being diagnosed with cancer, she was able to find a “great” plan–which the evil dictator Obama took away from her. Her previous plan was $1,100 per month, and her new one is $571 per month–but, according to Boonstra, it’s still more expensive because of the out-of-pocket costs. Boonstra, apparently unable to perform mathematical calculations, fails to mention in the liefest that is “her” ‘Obamacare destroyed my life” ad, that since out-of-pocket costs are limited to $6,350 per year, her new plan is $2 more than her old one–maximum.
Boonstra may not know “all the numbers” as she claims, but we’re learning quite a bit about her since she thrust herself into the public light to demonize the Affordable Care Act.
For instance, Julie Boonstra owns a property with the former chair of the Washtenaw County Republican Party–who also shares her last name! The property in question is next door to Mark Boonstra’s home in Dexter, Michigan. Mark Boonstra, a member of a right-leaning group known as the Federalist Society, was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to serve on the Michigan Court of Appeals.
As PoliticsUSA notes,
[box type=”shadow”]The law prohibits coordination between a political party or candidate’s campaign and a PAC. This is exactly what got True the Vote in trouble, when the tea party group was ruled by a judge to have engaged in illegal activities by supporting Republicans in Texas. This same group then presented themselves as “victims” of the IRS, and the media sold that to the people as proof of the IRS targeting conservatives. This lie has since been thoroughly debunked
Mr. Boonstra’s close association with the debunked ‘Obamacare victim’ in the ad brings up the question of whether or not the Republican Party is coordinating their ads with Americans for Prosperity. If they are, that’s a violation of the law. And it also suggests that it’s not that easy to find someone to star in their ads full of lies…
The attention should be on Boonstra’s association with the GOP party chair, and whether or not he coordinated with Julie Boonstra or AFP or the Koch Brothers or their associates in any way in order to create this ad.[/box]