AFP on State of the Union: Obama Wants to Change the Subject

Jan 29, 2014 by AFP

Arlington, VA – AFP President Tim Phillips offered this response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, the president did his best to shift attention away from the disastrous impact ObamaCare is having on millions of Americans. He would rather not talk about his ‘Lie of the Year’ that has led to cancelled plans, skyrocketing medical bills, and lost access to doctors.

“President Obama certainly didn’t talk about Emilie, who was sitting in the audience while he spoke. Emilie was diagnosed with a life-changing disease when she was only 27-years-old.

“Emilie voted for Barack Obama, and believed that ObamaCare would make things better. Sadly, Emilie’s insurance plan was cancelled because of ObamaCare. Emilie had pre-existing conditions and still lost her coverage. Even though her chronic illness makes everyday life difficult, she now works two jobs just to make ends meet and pay the extra $6,000 that her ObamaCare mandated plan now costs.”

Earlier today, AFP announced the launch of a major national ad buy featuring Emilie’s story of ObamaCare’s negative impact.


“Emilie is suffering the consequences of President Obama’s broken promises — and unfortunately, she’s not alone,” continued Phillips. “Millions of Americans are in similar situations, and deserve better than to be ignored by the president.”