8:02 AM, Feb 19, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Americans for Prospertiy, a conservative tax-exempt organization, has a new 60-second television ad running in Michigan that criticizes Democratic congressman Gary Peters for his vote and continued support of Obamacare. The ad features Michigan citizen Julie Boonstra, who describes how she was diagnosed with leukemia but lost her health insurance coverage this year because of Obamacare's regulations.
"I was doing fairly well fighting the cancer, fighting the leukemia, and then I received a letter. My insurance was canceled because of Obamacare," says Boonstra. "Now, the out-of-pocket costs are so high, it's unaffordable. If I do not receive my medication, I will die. I believed the president. I believed I could keep my health insurance plan. I feel lied to." Watch the ad below:
Boonstra appeals directly to Peters, telling the Detroit-area Democrat that his vote for Obamacare "jeopardized my health." A resident of Dexter near Ann Arbor, Boonstra was a guest of Republican congressman Tim Walberg at the recent State of the Union address,
Peters is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Carl Levin. The latest poll showed Peters's Republican opponent, former secretary of state Terri Lynn Land, ahead in the race, as have most recent polls.
Americans for Prosperity has run ads similar to this in other states with vulnerable Democratic Senate candidates, including Louisiana, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.
10:52 AM, Feb 12, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new TV ad running in Louisiana from Americans for Prosperity focuses on how the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has negatively affected citizens' lives. Democratic senator Mary Landrieu, who voted for Obamacare in 2010, is up for reelection in Louisiana this year.
The ad features three people receiving letters in their mailboxes, with voiceovers from each reading out their letters informing them of changes to their insurance policies due to Obamacare.
1:02 PM, Jan 28, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Tennesseans who purchased health insurance policies under Obamacare are discovering their doctors and health care providers often don't fall in their new networks. WSMV, Nashville's NBC affiliate, has the story (via the Free Beacon):
3:01 PM, Jan 3, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Jeff Merkley of Oregon probably isn't the first sitting senator Republicans think they can defeat this November. After beating incumbent Republican Gordon Smith in 2008 by 3 percentage points, Merkley appears safe in his seat. In 2012 Oregon voted for Barack Obama by more than 12 points, and the Cook Political Report rates the Senate race as "solid Democratic."
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:01 PM, Jan 2, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with executive editor Fred Barnes on why Obamacare will remain a major issue in 2014.
Looks like it.5:45 PM, Dec 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services released a set of "additional steps" designed to "help" Americans get health insurance before the start of the new year. Philip Klein discusses those guidelines over at the Washington Examiner, reporting that HHS is "encouraging" health insurers to accept late and partial payments for insurance plans for the month of January.
1:50 PM, Nov 15, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a bill that would allow health insurers to continue selling plans they offered for 2013 in 2014. Fred Upton's "Keep Your Health Plan Act" received 261 aye votes, including 39 from Democrats, and 157 nay votes, including 4 Republicans.
Upton spoke on the House floor before the vote to argue for the bill's passage.
"The president should heed his own advice..."12:46 PM, Nov 15, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican congressman Fred Upton, the Energy and Commerce chairman and author of the "Keep Your Health Plan Act," spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives Friday morning, ahead of the vote on the bill. Here's an excerpt:
4:03 PM, Nov 13, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The federal health insurance exchange website created by Obamacare has been a "complete disaster" said CNN analyst Gloria Borger. Speaking on Jake Tapper's program Wednesday afternoon, Borger was asked to respond to the enrollment numbers released by the administration following the first month of healthcare.gov and the several state-run exchanges across the country.
3:33 PM, Nov 5, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman and chair of the Democratic National Committee, told viewers of MSNBC Tuesday that Americans were not "myzled" by President Obama when it came to being able to keep their health plans under Obamacare.
"At the end of the day, Americans were not only not myzled [sic] by the president, the overwhelming majority of Americans are already insured," Wasserman Schultz said, apparently mispronouncing the word "misled."
Watch the video below:
5:30 PM, Nov 4, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Mary Landrieu, the Democrat from Louisiana, has introduced a bill called the "Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act." The bill recognizes that Americans are losing their individual health plans because they don't conform to the new regulations under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
"ObamaCare Cancelled Your Health Insurance. Now, Send Us Your Letter."3:34 PM, Nov 1, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new website from conservative organization Independent Women's Voice is looking for submissions from Americans who have received letters from their health insurer notifying them that their plans have been cancelled due to Obamacare.
Nice plan you had there. Shame you had to lose it. Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
For five years, Barack Obama repeatedly, emphatically, and unequivocally promised that under his health care scheme, “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” That promise has now been proven to be blatantly untrue. Multiple reports during the last 10 days of October made it clear that hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country were losing their health insurance plans because the plans didn’t comply with Obamacare.