Leukemia patient to Michigan Democrat: “Your decision to vote for Obamacare jeopardized my health”

 Julie's Story

Americans for Prosperity has launched a new issue ad in Michigan targeting Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI), a candidate for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat. The ad features the story of Julie Boonstra, a leukemia patient who lost her health plan because of Obamacare’s narrowly-written regulations.

“I found out that I only have a 20% chance of surviving. I found this wonderful doctor, and a great healthcare plan,” Boonstra says in the ad, the latest in a series featuring individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted by Obamacare. ”I was doing fairly well fighting the cancer, fighting the leukemia, and then I received a letter. My insurance was canceled because of Obamacare.”

“Now, the out-of-pocket costs are so high, it’s unaffordable. If I do not receive my medication, I will die,” she continues. “I believed the president. I believed I could keep my health insurance plan. I feel lied to. It’s heartbreaking for me.”

“Congressman Peters, your decision to vote for Obamacare jeopardized my health. It is time to listen to me. It is time to listen to the other Americans citizens out there who are hurting. This is serious. It’s not a game,” Boonstra adds.

Peters will face former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, a Republican, in the fall. The most recent polls out of the state show the Michigan Democrat trailing Land by an average of nearly 4 points.


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