New Obamacare ad claims it saved a woman’s life – but there’s one little problem

New Obamacare ad claims it saved a woman’s life – but there’s one little problem

Julie Adams screenshotThe latest ad touting Obamacare features a woman named Julie Adams who gushes, “I’ll always remember how affordable health care saved my life. If Congress tries to take that away, I’ll remember that, too.” Plenty of groups with agendas jumped on her story and spread it around, stating she didn’t have healthcare before Obamacare, so Obamacare saved her life. Problem is, something she posted on Facebook outed the truth. 

IJ Review reports,

Julie Adams had private insurance before the ACA benefits were enacted, according to National Review. The proof? She posted about it on Facebook:

Julie Adams FB post

The ACA wasn’t providing benefits until 2014, notes National Review.

However, a spokesperson for the group that made the ad rebuts the claim that the ad is misleading. National Review explains Julie did have insurance but there was more to the story, according to the spokesperson:

“The plan Julie purchased was too expensive for her to keep long-term (more than double what she pays now), and she really bought it as a patch knowing she would try to apply for affordable coverage through the ACA,” says Kathy Melley of Community Catalyst Action Fund.

“In January of 2014, Julie’s health coverage through the ACA kicked in and about six months later that year she was diagnosed with cancer.”

Is that how desperate Obamacare supporters are, that they could only find someone to agree to be in an ad whose story didn’t fit the mantra? Funny, I had years of gastro problems and also waited years until I had health insurance to get it figured out – and I really didn’t have health insurance, no one is going to use me to lie about it for an agenda. Ultimately I found affordable insurance through the private sector, 1/3 as much as it would have cost our family under Obamacare! Watch the propaganda video below.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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