Some conservative political groups have run into trouble making ads that criticize Obamacare. The ads were intended to showcase “horror stories” from the Democrats’ national health care overhaul, but instead attracted zealous fact-checking and ferocious pushback from media outlets and liberal activists.
So here is a suggestion, free of charge…: Make a few anti-Obamacare ads with factual claims taken entirely from the pages of The New York Times.
The Kochs could start with a recent op-ed by a man named Eric Wee, who just happens to be a former Washington Post reporter. Wee supported Obamacare when it was passed, he explained, but said: “What I didn’t count on was that it would make things harder for me and my wife.”
First, the couple’s $263-a-month coverage was canceled because it didn’t conform to Obamacare requirements. When Wee went shopping on the California exchange, he found the cheapest replacement would be about $620 a month. That included paying for coverage for pediatric vision care, although Wee and his wife do not have children. And since the couple makes more than the $62,040 household limit for adjusted gross income, there will be no Obamacare subsidies for them.