Phony Obamacare Horror Stories

  • Aired:  03/03/14
  •  | Views: 75,082

The conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity releases an ad filled with fictional anecdotes about people losing their insurance under Obamacare. (2:53)

NATION, CHECK YOUR CALENDARS,WE'RE ONLY 250 DAYS AWAY

FROM THE MIDTERM ELECTIONSWHICH ARE GOING BE A

REFERENDUM ON THE AFFORDABLECARE ACT ALSO KNOWN AS

OBAMACARE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE GREATFOR REPUBLICANS BECAUSE

WE'VE ALL HEARD ABOUT THELIVES THE AFFORDABLE CARE

ACT HAS RUINED.

LIKE THE STORY OF REPUBLICANDEN MOTHER KATHY McMORRIS

ROGERS TOLD DURING HERRESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE

UNION.

>> NOT LONG AGO I GOT ALETTER FROM BETTE IN SPOKANE

WHO HAD HOPED THE PRESIDENT'SHEALTH CARE LAW WOULD SAVE

HER MONEY.

BUT FOUND OUT INSTEAD HERPREMIUMS WERE GOING UP

NEARLY $700 A MONTH.

>> Stephen: $700 A MONTH.

AT THAT RATE BETTE INSPOKANE IS NEVER GOING TO BE

ABLE TO AFFORD THAT LASTNAME TRANSPLANT.

AND WHEN THE SPOKANESPOKESMAN REVIEW TRACKED

BETTE DOWN, THE PAPERREVEALED THAT BETTE REFUSED

TO LOOK FOR A LESS EXPENSIVEOPTION BECAUSE, QUOTE, I

WOULDN'T GO ON THE OBAMA WEBSITE AT ALL.

THERE'S ANOTHER FLAW OF THEOBAMACARE WEB SITE.

YOU HAVE TO GO ON IT TO USEIT.

(LAUGHTER)THAT'S HOW THEY GET YOU.

(APPLAUSE)NOW FOLKS, POOR BETTE IS NOT

ALONE.

IN FACT SO, MANY OBAMACAREHORROR STORIES HAVE BEEN

DEBUNKED AT THIS POINT THATTHE LOS ANGELES TIMES

SPECULATED THAT MAYBE THEREARE NO GENUINE OBAMACARE

HORROR STORIES.

YEAH, OR MAYBE THERE WEREUNTIL THE DEATH PANELS GOT

THEM.

NOW LUCKILY, AMERICANS FORPROSPERITY HAS A NEW

ANTI-OBAMACARE AD WITHHEART-WRENCHING PERSONAL

STORIES.

>> DEAR MRS. KELLY, YOURFAMILY PLAN IS NO LONGER

AVAILABLE UNDER THEAFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

>> DEAR MISS DAVIS, WE CANNO LONGER OFFER YOU THE SAME

POLICY.

THE DOCTOR IS NO LONGER INTHE NETWORK DUE TO THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

>> DUE TO THE AFFORDABLECARE ACT YOUR MONTLY PREMIUM

HAS INCREASED.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, I WISHTHESE STORIES WEREN'T TRUE.

AND MSNBC IS TRYING TO GRANTMY WISH.

>> THEY'RE REALLY TRYING TOSHOW YOU, REAL IMAGES OF

REAL PEOPLE LOSING THEIRINSURANCE.

JUST ONE PROBLEM.

ALL THESE PEOPLE YOU SEE INTHE ADS, ARE PAID ACTORS.

THEY'RE JUST PRETENDING TOBE VICTIMS.

>> Stephen: AND AL SHARPTONSHOULD KNOW BECAUSE HE'S

JUST PRETENDING TO BE AJOURNALIST.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: OKAY.

OKAY.

SO THOSE ARE ACTORS ANDTHOSE LETTERS THEY'RE

READING ARE WORKS OFFICTION.

BUT AS AN AMERICAN FORPROSPERITY SPOKESMAN TOLD

ABC NEWS, IN CONTRAST TO THESTORY OF A REAL VOTER, THIS

AD IS MEANT TO BEREPRESENTATIVE OF AMERICANS

FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THE AD ISN'T BASED ONANYONE'S REAL STORY.

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