Here's a new ad from the Koch brothers and Americans for Prosperity, which pretty much lies about everything Obamacare does.
JULIE: If we can’t pick our own doctor, how do I know our family is going to get the care they need? And what am I getting in exchange for higher premiums and a smaller paycheck? Can I really try the folks in Washington with my family’s health care? I think we all deserve some answers.There's nothing in the law preventing Julie from seeing the doctor of her choice: That's still going to be between her and her insurance company. And unless Julie's soon-to-be family of four has an annual income of more than $94,200, they'll actually be getting help paying those premiums. She also won't see a smaller paycheck at all, unless they're making more than $200,000 and have to pay a little extra in Medicare taxes.
The Kochs are spending some $700,000 to put this ad in heavy rotation in Virginia and Ohio. (Why those states, who knows? Maybe to make sure House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor don't let up on the repeal effort?) But they're also taking the disinformation show on the road.
The organization also plans to host a series of events around the country to highlight what president Tim Phillips called “the true consequences of government intrusion into the private health-care decisions of families.”Yeah, tell young women you want to repeal their free preventive care and birth control. That's a great idea. Particularly when you're going up against first lady Michelle Obama, who's going to be making a special effort to target the same group in the administration's education efforts about Obamacare.
Phillips told The Washington Post that the group planned “a large, sustained effort” against Obamacare, one aimed largely at people under 35 and young women, in particular.