Julie Boonstra is yet another cancer patient who was kicked off of her preferred health care plan because of Obamacare’s strict regulations. In an effort to spread the word, she publicly shared her story in a Michigan television ad produced by Americans for Prosperity (AFP). However, in an anti-free speech response that could only have been concocted by a Democratic politician, Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) has dispatched his legal team to keep local television stations from running the ad:
Boonstra, who says she is now struggling to pay out of pocket for her rising healthcare costs, told the Washington Free Beacon she is stunned by Peters’ efforts to censor her story.
“I’m appalled. I’m appalled as a mom, as a woman, and as a cancer patient, as someone living with cancer … who has stood before this nation to say, ‘I cannot afford that out of pocket expense,’” said Boonstra, who said she was given a 20 percent chance of surviving her disease. “As a Michigan resident, to silence my voice, I’m absolutely appalled.”
Peters, who is running for a seat in the Senate, instructed his legal counsel earlier this week to demand that stations stop running the AFP ad until additional evidence of the cancer victim’s claims could be produced.
Unsurprisingly, Peters voted in favor of Obamacare.
New Dem strategy: If you can’t say anything nice about Obamacare, then you don’t get to say anything at all!