March 5, 2014

The Julie Boonstra Videos: An Obamacare Victim

Harry Reid claims that the “vast majority” of horrorific personal and administrative Obamacare horror stories are false.

This one isn’t.

First, the original Americans For Prosperity ad about Julie Boonstra, a leukemia patient fighting for her life, followed by a Fox News segment with Megyn Kelly, and AFP’s/Julie’s rebuttal ad:


If Michigan Congressman Peters, who voted for Obamacare and is attacking Ms. Boonstra, has a case, he should make it on the air himself instead of sending out lawyers to try to intimidate TV stations into not carrying the ad by threatening their licenses to operate.

If there’s a bright side to this, it’s that Peter’s tactics have brought more attention to the matter.

The bottom line is this: Julie Boonstra would not have lost her insurance coverage if Obamacare hadn’t become law. But she did.



  1. This one’s fake too. You should update. She lied. It’s saving her money. She’s already been outed by Maritza Schultz of Detroit News. She’s probably not really sick, but it is excellent casting by her ex-husband, Mark Boonstra. Look it up

    Comment by jaela jahan — March 12, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

  2. The financial situation has to do with a large deductible roughly offsetting the monthly premium, forcing large monthly expenses at the same time. So if she has to pay $3 grand per month in total before it comes down to $570 or whatever, am I really supposed to be impressed that she’ll gradually save about $500 a month for the rest of the year.

    She’s probably really not sick? Who is any possession of facts proving that? If the answer is no one, bleep you.

    Comment by Tom — March 12, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

  3. Try this on for size, cynic:

    Boonstra has not backed down. The leukemia victim wrote a letter this week to the Detroit News explaining the complexities of her situation.

    “[My critics] choose to ignore the problems inherent with high out-of-pocket limits and prescriptions that aren’t covered for a person like me,” wrote Boonstra. “My new plan could mean wildly fluctuating and front-loaded costs in the first few months of the year. I chose my old plan — the one that Obamacare canceled — specifically so I could budget for the same monthly costs with certainty.”

    Oh, and there’s this:

    “She has been bedridden, had to sell her house, give up her teaching career,” says Hagerstrom of the anguish that Boonstra’s rare form of leukemia has caused her. “She liked her insurance and now has to relive the uncertainty of five years ago.”

    But you say, “She’s probably not really sick.”

    Bleep you.

    Comment by Tom — March 15, 2014 @ 8:40 am

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