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Michigan Cancer Patient Who Warned ‘I Will Die’ Because Obamacare in Political Firestorm
Dexter Patch ^ | March 11, 2014 at 01:41 PM | Beth Dalbey

Posted on 03/11/2014 5:09:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Remember the Michigan cancer patient who claimed in television ad paid for by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity that Obamacare made her out-of-pocket prescription costs so unaffordable that “I will die”?

As it turns out, Julie Boonstra, 49, of Dexter will actually save more than $1,000 a year under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the Detroit News reports. […]

When Detroit News confronted Boonstra with what fact checkers had learned, she reportedly said their findings “can’t be true.”

“I personally do not believe that,” she said.

She still thinks her new plan is unaffordable because she’ll have to meet her out-of-pocket maximum early into the treatments and some cancer drugs are being covered by a separate prescription policy. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dexter.patch.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: americans4prosperity; harryreid; julieboonstra; kochbrothers; michigan; obamacare
The lib media is really going after this woman over this, this week. They seem to conceal details, though, being heavy on the rhetoric.
1 posted on 03/11/2014 5:09:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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The media going after Julie Boonstra.

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2 posted on 03/11/2014 5:12:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai
I heard the treatment companies went looking for her to get her drugs and other treatments, so someone made a call for her to get some special treatment.

Hope they can survive Obamacare.

3 posted on 03/11/2014 5:13:48 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: cripplecreek

I didn’t post the Detroit News hit piece due to their being Gannett. Their tone was quite disgraceful too.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 5:17:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: cripplecreek

Meanwhile, there has been no investigation into the alleged death of the wife of the employee who lost his job under Romney.........


5 posted on 03/11/2014 5:17:57 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Olog-hai

Joe the Plumber redux.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 5:17:58 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Olog-hai

Other congressmen are asking for stories like Boonstra’s and the media is just trying to intimidate them into silence.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 5:19:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

That story, that Romney was responsible was so easily debunked

I guess you brought that up to point out the media’s usual hypocrisy


8 posted on 03/11/2014 5:38:34 PM PDT by RWGinger
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The lib media is really going after this woman over this, this week. They seem to conceal details, though, being heavy on the rhetoric.

Of course they are. The "lib media" are probably acting as lapdogs for the Obama regime. This article is from something called "The Dexter Patch," which very few have ever heard of. How can they possibly say "no" to requests from the federal government to beat up on this lady?

What really got the Obots interested in getting back at Ms. Boonstra was that she had the courage to go on national television to explain how Obamacare was hurting her!

9 posted on 03/11/2014 5:39:20 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Olog-hai
Still waiting for Repubs Ads pointing out the Dems War; not just on 'women'; but sick women. . .and not just 'American citizens'; but sick ones too.

As well their War on our Military; their 'War on Business; Education; 'America's children - both healthy and sick. How about their 'War on American Prosperity'; the War 'for' the Left's transformation of our Country and with that; our own, collective and altogether 'unthinkable' future.

A future of abject degradation, that promises to come to pass; if our Leadership does not speak up with one voice; and now. . .

Viable messages; not being articulated. Warnings. . .without voices. . .whereby, instead; our worst enemy moves forward; because we allow them to 'define' us, and in their own worst, self-image, of course. (Have only to witness Sandra Fluke and where 'that' went; and 'her' along with it.)

10 posted on 03/11/2014 5:40:26 PM PDT by cricket
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To: Olog-hai

Isn’t that convenient. Left wing “fact” checkers are out in force and able to go through all her personal insurance records to discredit her. How did they get her insurance records? Who financed the “investigation?” How is it Reid gets on the floor and says every story is false and only sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns come from Obamacare. AND there is an army of Obamacare lovers to bash anyone who speaks out against Obamacare on the linked story.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 5:42:05 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: RWGinger
I guess you brought that up to point out the media’s usual hypocrisy

Yes I did......And for the record, the guy's name was Joe Soptic and his wife was NEVER covered under his health insurance while he was employed with GST Steel.

she had her own insurance under her own employer which she lost when she lost her job and chose not to continue the coverage under COBRA.......

12 posted on 03/11/2014 5:44:43 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: justiceseeker93

I posted the Patch article because of Detroit News being Gannett.

Notwithstanding, there are still some indications that the BC/BS Gold plan isn’t going to cover certain drugs Boonstra needs.


13 posted on 03/11/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
She still thinks her new plan is unaffordable because she’ll have to meet her out-of-pocket maximum early

Likely her out of pocket is also much HIGHER than it was previously too.

What good is an insurance policy that costs $9k/year with a $10k deductible that must be met FIRST?

Any healthy person should tell the IRS to stuff it and save themselves the $19k.

14 posted on 03/11/2014 5:47:38 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Olog-hai

I suppose part of the problem is that even if she is mainly covered she was confused to what she was entitled to also up front payments will exclude those not having the money or family members to help.


15 posted on 03/11/2014 5:49:25 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Dexter Patch is a “hyper-local” online publication that AOL began publishing nationally in communities like Dexter, which is a bedroom community of liberal Ann Arbor. AOL suffered nothing but red ink and just unloaded the publication to Hale Global. Most of these local Patch pubs were filled with libs.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT by CreviceTool (A Good Samaritan with a handgun saved my life...)
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To: Hot Tabasco
No reason to invetigate. . .this story was proven to be 'null and void' back when the Dems were breathing their death breath into it. (While sucking blood out of truth, because that is what the Left does. And they do it well; as they must; of course.)

[A TV ad by a pro-Obama superPAC that is based on the story of a GST worker who suggests that his wife’s death from cancer years later was due in part to losing health insurance when the plant closed got a “false” from Politifact and drew criticism for being misleading. But the Romney campaign has released its own version of what happened at GST Steel. The video features a former executive, Huselton, who says that Bain’s actions actually saved the company.

“There’s this vampire story that Bain comes in and shows it’s teeth and sucks the blood out of the operation,” says Huselton. “It’s really quite the opposite. We went out looking for a blood donor. Bain came in, and the way I look at it actually gave us a blood transfusion.” ]

link for 'more' http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/steelworker-featured-at-dnc-didnt-work-for-bain/

17 posted on 03/11/2014 6:10:17 PM PDT by cricket
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To: cricket

(As for ‘invetigate’; not exactly shorthand. . ./;-#)


18 posted on 03/11/2014 6:19:02 PM PDT by cricket
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To: A CA Guy

There are coupons and program offered by drug companies and you would surprised at what is out there if you do the actual work and search for it. In many cases, people just arent aware of them. I found a coupon that dropped my cough medicine from $300 down to $20. Freebies are even available for migraine meds to people that qualify. My mother was getting imatrex straight from the manufacturer i believe for free.

What likely happened is the drug companies caught wind of the story and contacted her to keep their name from being drug through the mud, or her local reps actually cared and reached out.

None of this changes that fact that Obamacare is a total failure.

I spent some time at MD Anderson in their particle accelerator lab. They use it to make cancer treatment drugs. Those things dont build themselves, though that one was built with private and public funds, and I have no clue what actually happens to that research or the drugs they produce. One of the techs that used the device explained what it did but it was so far over my head i just laughed at him.

Cancer med is big money and therapeutic approaches, aka drugs, are the new thing in the battle against cancer. Private industry getting public funds for research raises a moral grey area, especially when the “people” have paid part of the research bill, then, if they need those drugs, they get to write more checks.

It doesnt end with drugs either. GE dropped some serious grants for projects related to DI. There were EE’s building MRI’s out of what looked like radioshack parts. They were taking multicore design principles and applying them to DI sensors, essentially squeesing more sensors onto a single chip for higher resolution. Kind of like the multicore cpu’s we have in our computers. It was amazing stuff to see and looked like a movie with entire walls covered in massive equations. It was nice to feel like the dumbest person in the room. Very humbling.


19 posted on 03/11/2014 6:21:27 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: CreviceTool
Thanks for the info, CreviceTool.
20 posted on 03/11/2014 7:36:34 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Why should anyone be surprised? The media is being paid a $BILLION of taxpayers hard earned money to promote 0bamacare!


21 posted on 03/11/2014 7:39:55 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Olog-hai

I can’t imagine having to fight cancer while having the president and all his minions in government and media attacking me all day long.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 7:41:31 PM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: drunknsage

There are coupons and program offered by drug companies and you would surprised at what is out there if you do the actual work and search for it. In many cases, people just arent aware of them. I found a coupon that dropped my cough medicine from $300 down to $20. Freebies are even available for migraine meds to people that qualify. My mother was getting imatrex straight from the manufacturer i believe for free.
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23 posted on 03/11/2014 8:18:50 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Hot Tabasco

Facts have never mattered to Dems/ libs
and their smear of Romney over this worked


24 posted on 03/12/2014 8:19:14 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Olog-hai

My insurance was compliant so my premiums haven’t gone up at all, but by my recent experience, health costs definitely have. Drastically.

My husband had a simple hospital outpatient surgery last March. It took less than an hour to perform and cost us out of pocket around $700.00.

Three weeks ago he had the same hospital outpatient surgery, which took the same amount of time to perform, no complications.

Expecting a slight increase, we were shocked, to say the least, when we received the hospital bill.

After our insurance paid out nearly $34,000.00 for this simple procedure — we’re left owing more than an additional $4,500.


25 posted on 03/12/2014 9:08:55 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: justiceseeker93

“The Dexter Patch” is an hilarious name. “Dexter Morgan” is the name of the fictional serial killer who’s the protagonist in the just discontinued Showtime serial “Dexter.”


26 posted on 03/12/2014 5:06:58 PM PDT by libstripper
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“The Dexter Patch” is an hilarious name. “Dexter Morgan” is the name of the fictional serial killer who’s the protagonist in the just discontinued Showtime serial “Dexter.”

Since I'm not familiar with the TV show, I can't really appreciate the joke. But I can tell you that the town of Dexter, Michigan has probably been in existence since the nineteenth century. It just happens to be Ms. Boonstra's home town, so the left-leaning e-newspaper wrote this article to retaliate against her for her public criticism of Obamacare.

I doubt that the ownership of the "Dexter Patch" had the TV series in mind when they thought up that name, although I could be wrong.

27 posted on 03/12/2014 5:24:49 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

It’s a cool series. Dexter works for the homicide division of the Miami, FL PD as a blood spatter technician and moonlights as a very productive serial killer who only kills other murderers who’ve escaped justice. Right now you can catch all eight seasons on either Netflix or the Showtime on Demand channel. Good entertainment that will last you for a long time.


28 posted on 03/12/2014 5:37:43 PM PDT by libstripper
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