Michigan Republican Senate Candidate Terri Lynn Land Comes Out For Single-Payer Healthcare Insurance! Seriously!*
As far as Julie Boonstra being taken advantage of, I don’t think it’s just AFP that’s involved. She owns a home in Dexter with the former chair of the Washtenaw County Republican Party Mark Boonstra.
— Eclectablog, this morning
Hmm. Okay, so it’s not just Ms. Boonstra who can’t perform simple math, it’s also former Washtenaw County Republican Party chair Mark Boonstra who can’t, at least if he communicates regularly with the person with whom he owns a home in Dexter, Mich. Or maybe he can, but just didn’t.
In any event, the Americans for Prosperity ad featuring Ms. Boonstra has been targeting Rep. Gary Peters, the Dem candidate to replace retiring Sen. Carl Levin. Peters’ opponent is Terri Lynn Land, a former Michigan secretary of state, who earlier came out for full repeal of Obamacare. Michigan is one of the few states with Republican governors to adopt the ACA’s Medicare expansion, which will begin this spring and, as Greg Sargent points out, will provide healthcare coverage to about 400,000 Michigan residents.
Given Land’s repeal-Obamacare stance, Sargent asked her campaign whether she wants the Medicaid expansion repealed along with the rest of the law. Sargent published the campaign’s response to him yesterday:
“Terri believes that healthcare should be affordable and accessible to all Americans and that we as a society have a moral obligation to help those who are not as fortunate and their children. Terri applauds Governor Snyder for doing what he believes is best for Michigan families, while complying with mandates from Congress brought down in ObamaCare.
“Out of control government spending is killing jobs and has put the federal government more than $17 trillion in debt. Now, Congress is making big promises to the most vulnerable among us. We’ve already heard the President and Members in Congress break the promise that if you like your healthcare, you could keep it.
“As a mom, business owner and public servant, Terri knows that ObamaCare does not work, and she supports health care reform that truly makes coverage affordable and accessible — that doesn’t kick people off their plan, force them to switch doctors, or increase their premiums.”
Terri knows that ObamaCare does not work, and she supports health care reform that truly makes coverage affordable and accessible — that doesn’t kick people off their plan, force them to switch doctors, or increase their premiums.
Awesome. Ms. Land’s campaign has, in other words, announced to Sargent that Land supports a single-payer healthcare insurance program for all Americans. ObamaCare does not work, Ms. Land complains, because it does not truly makes coverage affordable and accessible, and it kicks people off their plan and forces them to switch doctors, or increases their premiums.
Presumably, she also thinks coverage should actually cover medical care, since that is the purpose of healthcare “coverage,” right?
You go, girl!
CLARIFICATION: In light of a comment to this post indicating that the title of the post might be read literally, I want to clarify that that title is intended facetiously. It’s an attempt to point out that the only way that what she says she wants to see and that Obamacare is a failure because it does not do those things is for there to be a single-payer Medicare-like healthcare insurance program available to everyone. 3/2
* Post edited slightly for clarity after initial posting.
UPDATE: Mark Boonstra has excellent healthcare insurance for himself. He is a Michigan Court of Appeals judge.