In the ad, she states the plan she has now is "unaffordable." The Washington Post gave her two Pinocchios for the statement because after all was said and done, Ms. Boonstra would be paying about the same per year for health insurance.
However, she defended these claims by saying that on her old plan she paid $1,100 a month. Therefore, she was able to budget her health insurance into each and every month. With the new plan, Julie charges did have a cap for out of pocket expenses, but they could be very sporadic. She could be hit with a $3,000 charge in one month in which she simply does not have the money in the bank to pay. Therefore, her new healthcare plan is unaffordable.
Representative Gary Peters did not take well to this ad as all. Sounds like his Washington status has increased his ego to an astronomical size. He threatened to revoke television stations' licenses if they even ran the ad. Judge Napolitano compared Congressman Gary Peters to Russian "president" Vladimir Putin. Like many liberals, he's using the strategy that if you don't like what others have to say, then you simply get to silence them by declaring an end to the discussion.
Therefore, Ms. Boonstra showed up at Representative Gary Peter's door to talk to him. Instead of coming to the door, Mr. Peters hid in the back of his house instead of facing his constituent. Julie Boonstra left a letter on his door, but I doubt he read it. He only cares about reelection, and Ms. Boonstra, and others like her, are hindrances to his reelection.
Now, Ms. Boonstra has come out with another ad with the AFP.
To know you only have a 20% chance of surviving, becoming this public figure to speak out against this healthcare law while still undergoing her chemotherapy is completely miraculous, but most importantly brave. She has become the voice for all those effected by this healthcare law.
She has become the voice of the family I saw from Kentucky who has to drive 75 miles to get to the only hospital that will cover them. She is the voice for those cancer patients who can no longer see their doctors. She is the voice for all those who saw rate hikes. She is the voice for those fired, or the jobs that won't be created, due to ObamaCare. She is the voice for the one question everyone keeps asking, but nobody in Washington will give us the answer to: Why won't you listen to us, the American people?
Keep fighting Julie, and keep speaking out. Don't let them silence you. You are the voice for Americans who have questions. The voice which needs to be heard.