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March 22, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 03/22/2014

Seek the facts

The Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler reported March 2 about the Michigan attack ad sponsored by the Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity (www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/02/20-a-hard-hittting-anti-obamacare-ad-makes-a-claim-that-doesnt-ad-up/).

Leukemia patient Julia Boonstra claims in the ad that her “health insurance was cancelled because of Obamacare and now out-of-pocket costs are so high it’s unaffordable.” Kessler says the facts contradict her statement. Boonstra was able to find a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan that included her doctor. The Detroit News learned that the new plan Boonstra chose will save at least $1,200 a year compared with her former insurance plan (www.detroitnews.com/article/20140310/lifestyle03/303100100.

The facts prove that under Obamacare she will receive better coverage for less money than her original plan.

Each of us has the civic responsibility to seek the facts. Check the above sources for yourself. Ms. Boonstra is just one example of someone who will receive better coverage while saving money.

Why are the Koch Brothers spending millions of dollars on attack ads against affordable health insurance for all Americans?

Barbara Schneider

Maple City

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