Wednesday, March 12, 2014

So The Lady In AFP Ad Who Claims Her Insurance Will Be Unaffordable Turns Out Will Be Getting a Break from Obamacare

Above the opposite technique of Night for Day according to the photograper created by overexposing a nighttime vista, I assume.  (Attribution at bottom of post)

 It reminds me of the old "day for night" technique.  You film during the day and then just color everything with shades of dark gray. (Yes, yes,  as explained in FrancoisTruffaut's film of the same name).

I hope Ms Boostra got a lot of money from the brothers who are wealthier than the family of the Sultan of Brunei, because she has kinda trashed her husband's political career that she apparently relies on for money and contacts.  I don't think the Koch brothers will forget that anytime soon.

Excerpt Huffington  Post:
Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, is running Obamacare attack ads featuring a cancer patient who claimed her treatments were "unaffordable" under the new health care law. On Monday, The Detroit News reported that the patient will actually save more than $1,000 a year.
Julie Boonstra says in the anti-Obamacare ad that she was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago, and her health care plan was canceled when Obamacare went into effect.
"Now, the out-of-pocket costs are so high, it's unaffordable," she said.
Before her plan was canceled, Boonstra was paying a $1,100 monthly premium. That's $13,200 a year, without adding out-of-pocket expenses like co-pays and prescription drugs. But under her new plan, the Blue Cross Premier Gold, Boonstra's premiums are down to $571 a month, and out-of-pocket costs are capped at $5,100. That's a maximum annual expense of $11,952 a year.
And more on Boonstra:
Boonstra told The Detroit News she had never been politically active before joining the anti-Obamacare campaign. The newspaper reported her ex-husband, Mark Boonstra, had served as chair of the Washtenaw County GOP, and was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to the Michigan Court of Appeals in 2012.
Was that fair?  Should Ms Julie Boonstra be able to deny relationship to earning money pushing the lies of the right without be shown up by the truth?

I'm sure there's a Supreme Court case there somewhere.

Picture at top used via Creative Commons License Attribution (CC by 2.0) thanks to flickr user Mike Lewinski who has no connection to this blog or blogger.