The Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity is spending $700,000 running this ad against Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR).
"We received a letter from our insurance company as of December of 2014 that we would no longer be covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield," says a woman named Wanda in the ad. "Well, now, when somebody tells you, 'If you like it, you can keep it,' you believe them. But that's not so in this case."You know what happens next.
Mr. Obama said last November that the administration would allow insurance plans in effect on Oct. 1, 2013, to be "grandfathered" through the next year even though the plans didn't meet minimum requirements for coverage under the ACA. Some states didn't allow the extension, but Arkansas's insurance commissioner granted a waiver allowing insurance plans to extend the plans through December 2014, and could delay that deadline again into 2015. That means that no Arkansas residents have as yet had their plans canceled due to the health care law. [emphasis added]Funny thing about this ad: the claims made here are quite vague, none of the kinds of specific information that keeps getting their star in Michigan, Julie Boonstra, in so much trouble. And yet, the one claim of harm done by Obamacare that Wanda makes isn't true!