Arlington, VA – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost advocate for health care freedom, announced the launch of a new ad buy to hold US Representative Gary Peters accountable for his continued support of the Affordable Care Act, featuring a Michigan woman’s personal account of how she has been affected by the health care law.
The new ad shares the story of Julie Boonstra, who was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago. Despite the President’s promises that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” Julie’s existing health insurance was cancelled due to ObamaCare. Now, under her new health care plan, Julie’s out-of-pocket expenses are so high that she struggles to afford the medication she needs to treat her illness. Julie’s story begins airing this week in Michigan statewide.
AFP President Tim Phillips said the following: “Julie’s story is a message to all lawmakers – in Michigan, and across the country – that ObamaCare is a bad deal for Americans and their families. People like Julie are suffering from cancelled plans, lost access to their doctors, and skyrocketing medical costs.
“Americans deserve quality, affordable health care. For some, it’s a matter of life and death. I hope our elected officials will put politics aside, and recognize that a law causing so much harm is not the answer.”
Julie’s story is the latest in a series of personal testimonies that Americans for Prosperity has highlighted in ongoing efforts to hold politicians accountable for Obamacare.
Earlier this month, AFP shared the story of Emilie, a woman suffering from an illness called Lupus, who also had her insurance cancelled and now faces higher costs.