Campaign 2014: Truth Squad's worst ads, No. 4

How we make the call

Truth Squad assigns five ratings to the political statements we review, in descending levels of accuracy:

No factual inaccuracies in the statement and no important information is missing
Mostly accurate
While the statement is largely accurate, it omits or exaggerates facts, or needs some clarification
Half accurate
Truths are interspersed with mistruths, or the speaker left out significant facts that render his/her remarks misleading in important respects
Mostly inaccurate
The major point or points made are untrue or misleading, even while some aspects of the claim may be accurate
The statement is false, or based on false underlying facts

Julie Boonstra's starring role in an anti-Obamacare ad financed by the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity Super PAC crossed a line. The ad is predicated on Boonstra's claim that her new health-care plan under Obamacare is "unaffordable" and "jeopardized her health," when in fact Boonstra's new insurance would cost just $2 more a year.


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