Don’t Believe Those Obamacare Attack Ads

Kevin Drum questions whether anyone has truly been harmed by Obamacare by investigating the facts behind a recent Americans For Prosperity attack ad on Obamacare.

“It features Julie Boonstra, whose insurance was canceled and replaced with a new policy after Obamacare took effect.”

But it turns out that while Boonstra had some “initial problems with the Obamacare site,” she eventually found a suitable plan that allowed her to keep her doctor and continue treatments at the same cost as her old plan.

“Why is it that every single hard luck story like this falls apart under the barest scrutiny?”

“If this is happening to a lot of people, finding a dozen or so of them shouldn’t be hard. But apparently it is. So maybe it’s not actually happening to very many people at all?”

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  • Biff Spackle

    Kevin Drum or McKinsey… hmmm… which party should we trust to analyze the effects of ClusterCare?

    “Last June, McKinsey & Company released results of a study that found, “Overall, 30 percent of employers will definitely or probably stop offering ESI in the years after 2014. Among employers with a high awareness of reform, this proportion increases to more than 50 percent, and upward of 60 percent will pursue some alternative to traditional ESI.” This contrasts sharply with CBO’s original estimates of 7% of employees losing their current ESI, and the president’s promise that none would.”

    • HeraSentMe

      Getting desperate, huh?

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