Skip to comments.Dem Congressman Calls Cancer Survivor Whose Insurance was Killed by ObamaCare a Liar
Posted on 02/23/2014 11:46:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Democratic Congressman Gary Peters voted for ObamaCare. That disastrous vote made life worse for a lot of people. Now Gary Peters is running for Senate and trying to silence a leukemia survivor whose life he ruined.
Julie Boonstra, a cancer patient who was kicked of off her health plan due to Obamacare, lashed out at Rep. Gary Peters (D., Mich.) on Saturday after lawyers for his campaign demanded that Michigan broadcasters cease airing ads featuring her story.
Boonstra, a Michigan resident, was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago. She was recently kicked off of her healthcare plan due to regulations passed as part of President Barack Obamas Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which Peters voted in favor of.
After relating her story publicly in an ad produced by the advocacy group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), Peters dispatched lawyers to prevent the spot from running on local television stations.
Boonstra, who says she is now struggling to pay out of pocket for her rising healthcare costs, told the Washington Free Beacon she is stunned by Peters efforts to censor her story.
Im appalled. Im appalled as a mom, as a woman, and as a cancer patient, as someone living with cancer who has stood before this nation to say, I cannot afford that out of pocket expense, said Boonstra, who said she was given a 20 percent chance of surviving her disease. As a Michigan resident, to silence my voice, Im absolutely appalled.
Peters, who is running for a seat in the Senate, instructed his legal council earlier this week to demand that stations stop running the AFP ad until additional evidence of the cancer victims claims could be produced.
Im very surprised, Boonstra said just hour after she attempted to confront Peter face-to-face at his Bloomfield Hills residence. I have every right to tell my story and express my point of view and opinion on how Obamacare has effected me.
Boonstra attempted to confront the congressman at his door, but he did not answer when she knocked.
I just went up to his house and knocked on his door, Boonstra recalled. I would like to meet with him, but he did not answer. I know someone was home, so I left a letter there for him.
Boonstra wrote in her letter, I dont understand why youre trying to silence my voice. I have every right to speak out and dont understand why youre doing this.
It’s obvious why Peters and the Washington Post and the rest of the liberal establishment is trying to silence Boonstra. Their disastrous ObamaCare plan depends on silencing the stories of the people who have been hurt by it. Boonstra’s story is not the story that they want told and so they are determined that it will not be told.
How is he going to get elected Senator?
If I were her and AFP, I’d keep running the ads despite any legal action. When he loses, the money goes and so does his legal representation.
Frankly, if she feels strongly about it and is getting such crappy care and coverage, what harm is there in continuing?
What are they gonna do? Let her die? They were prepared to do that anyway.
It’s obvious (abortion) that d-rats just want you to just shut-up and die already.
They just don’t hide it anymore.
Didn’t 0’s buddy ayers say 25mill needed killed?
American communists Democrats vote for communists Democrats leaders. It doesn't how many Americans they hurt the idiots that call themselves Democrats are beyond redemption.
Any politician who has anything to do with the passage of Obamacare should be replaced.
What a dirtbag.
Photo of a Death Panel supporter:
Oh my. That's not good.
Demo rat Peters is just another Bully.
Just stand up to him and he will lose when the voters see him as just another loser.
The failures of socialism have to be hidden at all costs. Even if people have to die.
Now, they are only trying to silence this woman by putting pressure on the media. Later, when they consolidate their grip on power, she would be arrested, and possibly never heard from again.
Wait a minute. Isn’t “Democratic Congressman Gary Peters” exempt from the requirements of ObamaCare?
So that’s what a world class Michigan prick looks like.
FYI ping for the MI list.
Just as you don’t get between a camera/microphone and Chuck Schumer, you don’t dare try to thwart a democrat from his quest for a seat on top of the federal treasury. This guy Peters wants to make himself an uber-gazillionaire at taxpayer expense so bad, he’d do almost anything to shut one person up. Julie needs to watch her back when she’s on the street. Pray for her.
Congressman Peters, have you no shame?
“Boonstra wrote in her letter, I dont understand why youre trying to silence my voice. I have every right to speak out and dont understand why youre doing this.
I guess asking the dead people who have dared to question the Clintons and Obama is out of the question?
Death panels are for us but not the likes of Gary Peters.
That despicable FL congresshit Grayson who had his sign that the GOP health plan is that everyone should just hurry up and die had it exactly backwards...that’s his party’s plan,
This peters creature is a subhuman. The heart5less ghoul is already at the trough as a congressman...he is just hungry and wants more slop. What a freak.
Anyone know if she voted rat or not?
It doesn’t fit the Democratic Party’s “Life of Julia” fiction so it must be silenced.
He’s upset that he has to be in the sunlight instead of the stinky, slimy sewer where he is more at home.
The Democrats’’ war on a sick woman should disgust decent voters, but probably won’t bother Democrats.
Yes indeed...welcome to Liberal America. Eat Your Peas and shut up.
This is a move of absolute desperation.
The only reason this exempt piece of slime is doing this is because he’s been told by his puppetmasters that he’s dead meat if Julie Boonstra’s story gets any traction.
That’s why he’s doing this even though he knows perfectly well it looks terrible. He also knows he’s going down, and his handlers are telling him if he wants the usual cushy liberal-supplied sinecure that waits at the end of the rainbow, he da** well better go down with guns blazing.
Hopefully this will end up getting more traction - the online video will go viral, every talk show across the nation will air it, etc...maybe even effect more races than just the race in Michigan since all Dem Senators up for re-election voted for it.
Vile, ignorant crack from a member of the political criminal elite.
One of America’s finest politicians at work! Maybe he can buddy up with Mark Pryor and do some real damage for 0.
Be sure to pack your Bible, Gary!
What a spineless coward Peters is for refusing to speak with the woman whose voice he is trying to silence.
Peters has had a pretty flaccid career up to this point.
When Democrats run in any election, the term should be DEMOCRATCARE just to see the looks on their faces in a debate.
He is on the way to petering out.
In the context you’re using it in, the proper term is “hanged”, not “hung”.
If this lady was my mother, sister or wife, I’d stand up to him all right, flatten him like a squashed bug.
If they can't get their media minions to silence her, they'll have to manufacture a smear campaign to discredit her.
This is the Dem machine vs. one person, could get real ugly.
Democrats are evil. That’s all there is to it. There is no other reason to declare war on poor pitiful souls who are dying from horrible diseases. Why else would someone with even an ounce of humanity want to shorten their lives and make them even more miserable than they already are in their final days?
stories like this boil my blood
Given the nature of the Ad, I would suspect she is a Republican..........
“Its obvious (abortion) that d-rats just want you to just shut-up and die already.”
I like it! Obamacare is just, “ a very late term abortion”.
Democrat senate incumbents who are up for re-election and voted for obamacare are running commercials ATTACKING it like they had nothing to do with it becoming law.
It’s jaw dropping to watch, they figure they can fool enough morons to keep their seat.
If her husband's name is Mark then they are heavy contributors to Pete Hoekstra, a Republican.......
With that being said, there's no mention of Mitt Romney's killing the wife of an employee of a steel company he closed down back around 2000 when the employee lost his job and health insurance.......
How is he going to get elected Senator?
“In the context youre using it in, the proper term is hanged, not hung.”
Well, Peters may be hung too, but I rather think not!
She needs to have someone follow her with a camera and tape the congressman “not being at home”. Then she can go to his office.