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Compassion: Anti-Obamacare cancer patient smeared by Reid now receiving death wishes from liberals
Hotair ^ | 04/01/2014 | Guy Benson

Posted on 04/01/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Welcome to your feel-bad story of the month. Remember Julie Boonstra? She’s the single mother fighting leukemia who appeared in an anti-Obamacare television ad running in Michigan:

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEOS

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid assailed Ms. Boonstra, and others like her, in a breathtakingly mean-spirited floor speech — going so far as to say that “all” of their negative experiences were “untrue” and “lies.” Reid now claims he doesn’t remember saying any such thing, but there’s video tape:

In his effort to discredit Boonstra, Reid relied on a Washington Post “fact check,” which effectively ruled her story half true. In fact, every claim Boonstra made in the ad has been confirmed, as explained by the Detroit News’ Dan Calabrese:

Boonstra is on five different medications to help deal with her leukemia. The Blue Cross PR spokesman claimed that they are all covered. But when Boonstra went to fill her prescription for Loratadine — a prescription-level equivalent of Claritin that she uses to control congestion brought on by chemotherapy — she was told that Loratadine is not covered. She has not yet attempted to restock any of her other meds but she is already having to come with strategies to deal with that problem. The $5,100 cap on Boonstra’s out-of-pocket spending is for in-network care only. If she has to go out of network, she could spend an additional $10,200…When Boonstra was first diagnosed, she had to go through a painstaking process to get approval for her chemotherapy drugs to be covered. When she finally found insurance she liked, she had no problem with the chemo drugs. She now says that process is starting all over again. Boonstra has already had to cut back on her bone marrow biopsies, which she was having on a regular schedule she had worked out with her doctor, because she doesn’t have clarification on whether these will be covered. I could go on, but the bottom line is this: Julie Boonstra told the truth, and arrogant media “fact checkers” had a lot of nerve claiming she hadn’t when they never even talked to her.

Nevertheless, Reid’s inaccurate nasty gram touched off a torrent of bile from Obamacare supporters, including this delightful care package Boonstra received in the mail:

This letter to cancer victim Julie Boonstra tells you everything you need to know about the “tolerant” left ! #tcot pic.twitter.com/UbMbA0TlgF

— Slade O’Brien (@SladeOBrien) April 1, 2014

Die, because your experience is inconvenient to my “pissed off” ideology. Incidentally, Ms. Boonstra isn’t the only Obamacare victim who received a cancellation notice, and whose subsequent plan presents out-of-pocket hardships:

Breast cancer survivor Ginny Mason was thrilled to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act despite her pre-existing condition. But when she realized her arthritis medication fell under a particularly costly tier of her plan, she was forced to switch to another brand. Under the plan, her Celebrex would have cost $648 a month until she met her $1,500 prescription deductible, followed by an $85 monthly co-pay. Mason is one of the many Americans with serious illnesses — including cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis — who are indeed finding relatively low monthly premiums under President Barack Obama’s law. But some have been shocked at how much their prescriptions are costing as insurers are sorting drug prices into a complex tier system and in some cases charging co-insurance rates as high as 50 percent. That can leave patients on the hook for thousands.

Another example from North Carolina:

Amy Newbold, a 57-year-old saleswoman from Randolph County, N.C., lost her employer insurance last year. Through HealthCare.gov, she found a mid-tier “silver” plan with premiums that at first blush are $75 a month lower than her previous policy. But there are no savings, she said, since her old premiums were paid with pretax dollars and Obamacare premiums are paid with aftertax dollars. Newbold said she faces substantially higher drug costs for arthritis and psoriasis and worries that an out-of-pocket maximum of $5,000 could put needed medicines out of reach. “I feel left out in the cold, and I don’t know why it has to be that way,” she said

Maybe Reid can make these “liars” famous, too. Indeed, unleashing left-wing wrath on ordinary people for the sin of speaking out must be a pretty effective method of stifling dissent — which is precisely what Reid wants.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancer; deathcult; harryreid; liberals; liberalviolence; obamacare; progressiveviolence

1 posted on 04/01/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Commie DemocRATS are pigs.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 7:38:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Happy Brain Injury Awareness Month!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Party of Compassion doing its thing again.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 7:39:12 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can dirty Harry be sued for something by these private citizens that he continually calls out, mocks and talks about on the floor of the US senate. Can’t he be disciplined or something? He is out of control because he gets away with it.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 7:39:33 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: SeekAndFind

These clowns would happily sign up to decide who lives and who dies.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 7:40:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dandiegirl

I hope Dirty Harry ends up in jail. Doesn’t he have the FBI sniffing around his doings in Nevada? He’s a despicable little man.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 7:40:26 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: SeekAndFind

I have come to loathe liberals.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 7:41:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Leftists, like homosexuals! Do not practice the tolerance they demand in others. No more than Muslims practice dhimmi-Tude


8 posted on 04/01/2014 7:42:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cripplecreek

That is why Commiecare was created..libs have all the power now, they decide who lives and who dies..for a party that doesn’t believe in God, they sure like acting like one


9 posted on 04/01/2014 7:45:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dandiegirl

No, Holder decided not to pursue this puke.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 7:46:41 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The new target of the left is Shannon Wendt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Wyr_JBG2o


11 posted on 04/01/2014 7:47:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just why is Reid doing this? Because he knows that if we direct our bile at him, we’ll not leave as much for Barky the Dogeater. Harry Reid knows he’s untouchable, he knows he’ll be re-elected in perpetuity, he knows that he can say pretty much anything he wants, without any consequence for his actions (until the Final Day, when he faces the REAL Jesus, not the Mormon fake).


12 posted on 04/01/2014 7:47:59 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: SeekAndFind

I keep praying that Obamacare wakes people up. Instinctively, Americans hate being told what to do and sooner or later there’s a huge backlash to liberal overreach.


13 posted on 04/01/2014 7:48:09 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: cripplecreek

The left despises ANYONE that dare speak out against their Commie agenda..they will turn on each other in a heartbeat if even one of them says anything bad about this disgusting law..that is how the left is..they would sell their own mother’s to the highest bidder for Commiecare..its everything they have ever wanted..THEY decide who lives and who dies, its the ultimate power trip


14 posted on 04/01/2014 7:48:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: FlingWingFlyer

don’t insult pigs, they are in the end bacon which Muslims and Liberals hate.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 7:51:49 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: dandiegirl

Jail my a$$, I want him under ground. I fully intend to send flowers to his funeral with a card that says “see ya in Hell”.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 7:52:44 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow...

Really, I’m not going to have any part of this nonsense.

I will leave this damned planet before I have any part of Ocommiecare.

These people can go to Hell.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
he knows that he can say pretty much anything he wants, without any consequence for his actions (until the Final Day, when he faces the REAL Jesus, not the Mormon fake)

Yes, he will meet the real Jesus, but I have known many Mormons, but not a single one has been a liberal. What happened to this POS?

18 posted on 04/01/2014 7:58:23 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

So classy, those liberals are...


19 posted on 04/01/2014 8:01:45 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind; AllAmericanGirl44; Armen Hareyan; B4Ranch; Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi; bayareablues; ...
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20 posted on 04/01/2014 8:53:54 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

I want the commies not only thrown out of office; I want them run out of the country.

I’ll be praying for those being victimized by the 0 administration.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Progessive movement is a death cult.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 9:16:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SeekAndFind

any doubt that we’re dealing with spawns of satan?


23 posted on 04/01/2014 9:55:22 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyine who wishes death upon the feculant Harry Reid ends up in jail. Harry Reid sics his minions on private citizens they get invited to the state of the union.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 12:42:56 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: dandiegirl

‘I hope Dirty Harry ends up in jail. Doesn’t he have the FBI sniffing around his doings in Nevada? He’s a despicable little man.’

Holder called off the dogs, another POS that should be in jail.


25 posted on 04/02/2014 2:32:57 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: dandiegirl
He’s a despicable little man.

You must be from England with an understatement like that !

26 posted on 04/02/2014 11:24:28 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: jimt

Haha! Just my polite southern upbringing. I don’t write what I really think!


27 posted on 04/02/2014 7:53:43 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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