It’s the perfect ad.
Tinkly-tinkly music, our victim, walking through the rain, talking about how horrible it used to be until Barack Obama saved her life.
“For 20 years, I was afraid,” Julie Adams begins. “Afraid of getting sick and having no health insurance.”
The ad continues, as Julie sits on a park bench and pets a dog. “But when I got cancer, I finally had a health plan I could afford. Without it, I wouldn’t be here with my husband …”
She then talks about all the fun things she loves to do, like play with her nieces and in a band. It looks like she could use jog around the park too, but that’s neither here nor there …
What was it that saved this wonderful woman? “I’ll always remember how Affordable Health Care saved my life.”
Except this big, fat lady told a big fat lie.
The National Review revealed that Julie claimed on her Facebook Page she got insurance in March 2013. The problem is, ObamaCare didn’t kick in until a year later. It turns out, she bought private health insurance before finding out her cancer diagnosis.
That message was published in March of 2013; the Affordable Care Act didn’t provide benefits until 2014. “The liberal political activist in the ad claiming she was uninsured until Obamacare saved her life actually bought a private plan a year before Obamacare started,” says Phil Kerpen of American Commitment, a conservative nonprofit. “And the same media ‘fact checkers’ who viciously attacked cancer patients who spoke out against Obamacare didn’t even bother to question it.”